Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Stockbridge.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,045

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Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
He was very nice and got the timing belt and water pump replaced fast.
Joshua was GREAT! He worked cleanly (first spreading a tarp and mat to catch any drips/drops), safely (jacking up the car and placing the front end on solid jack stands), and knew what he was doing. He ask several questions about the engine before starting to replace the timing belt. He came with all the possible parts he would need even though he didn't use all of them. Since we had a new water pump he gave us a credit for the one not used. He explained what he found and what caused the engine to not run correctly. The concept of Your Mechanic coming to our house to do the repairs saved us towing and repair costs, not to mention the free education I received as Joshua explained what he was doing and finding. He worked quickly and quietly and completed the repairs within the estimated time. He did a very complete cleanup of the car and work area before leaving. Recommend him and Your Mechanic - absolutely. We are hoping to have YourMechanic work on our other cars.
Richard

Richard

11 years of experience
574 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
He is very thorough to see that job was done right
Work was great so was he one of the best mechanics I ever met in my life great work great person will be hiring him again thank you
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
He was fast, kind and very informative!
Jeffrey was on time, informative and knew his business. I will not hesitate to ask for him again.
Ian

Ian

12 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
12 years of experience
Very Personable and a great Mechanic. Got right in and got the job completed, Very professional and explained everything. Cleaned up everything very well. Very satisfied would recommend him to all. If all of your employees are like him you should have a very successful future as a company.
This is the first time I have used Your Mechanic and it definitely won't be the last! Ian arrived right on time, explained everything he would be doing and then got to work. Upon completion he made a couple recommendations for future maintenance and additionally sent me a complete report. My vehicle runs great and I just loved the convenience of having the work done at my house which allows for direct communication with the mechanic.
Rusty

Rusty

20 years of experience
263 reviews
Rusty
20 years of experience
I have used many mechanics in my day and Rusty is probably the most knowledgeable mechanic I have ever talked with, not to mention showing up on time and completing the work when he said it would be done, because he came prepared. I have to admit I was very skeptical about hiring an online mobile mechanic (wasn't sure who or what was going to show up) but when Rusty arrived, he let me know he was here and got straight to work. This guy is definitely NOT a "shade tree" mechanic, if you are thinking about using this mobile mechanic service Rusty is the guy to go with.
Rusty was on time, did a great job. Will definitely use him again. Thanks Rusty.
Tim

Tim

27 years of experience
44 reviews
Tim
27 years of experience
Mr. Hutchings arrived early and finished on time. He pointed out that there was a missing part among the parts' kit I had agreed to supply. I quickly went to advance auto parts to get the missing part, returned, and Mr. Hutchins completed the job. He took the vehicle for a brief trial run, pronounced the installation to be good. He left his work area in neat condition. The car he worked on here is my girlfriend's. I have since scheduled the same work to be done on my car. Lastly, he provided a very good record (multimedia) of the work done. Impressive.
Dan

Dan

36 years of experience
611 reviews
Dan
36 years of experience
Barinder

Barinder

14 years of experience
27 reviews
Barinder
14 years of experience
Barinder did a great job with the replacement of timing belt on Audi A6. He arrived on schedule informed on the service he was performing which he completed on time. I would recommend him anytime to any of my friends.
Khoa

Khoa

17 years of experience
255 reviews
Khoa
17 years of experience
Good day !!!!!!
Richard

Richard

18 years of experience
169 reviews
Richard
18 years of experience
Richard was outstanding. He arrived on time was very knowledgeable and did and outstanding job. A++


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Stockbridge?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Stockbridge. Our mechanics in Stockbridge are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Stockbridge.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chrysler Town & Country $692 $291.64 $399.95 16% $829.14
2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse $528 $288.43 $239.97 13% $610.93
2006 Subaru Impreza $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2005 Audi A4 $841 $368.89 $471.94 16% $1003.14
2006 Audi TT Quattro $661 $348.93 $311.96 13% $768.18

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Timing Belt Replacement Service

What is a timing belt and how does it work?

An engine timing belt is a fiber reinforced, toothed drive belt manufactured using durable compounds such as highly saturated nitrile. The timing belt allows the crankshaft to drive the camshafts in the cylinder head at half the RPMs of the crankshaft. The camshafts then open and close the engine’s intake and exhaust valves in time with the movement and position of the pistons in the engine.

Timing Belt

When to replace the timing belt?

  • Every 60k-90k miles. If an engine is equipped with a timing belt, the timing belt must be replaced at the service interval specified by the vehicle manufacturer regardless of whether or not any problem is visible, typically in the range of 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Your vehicle owner’s manual should state the specific service interval.
  • Engine stops abruptly or will not start. Occasionally, timing belts can break, or skip, while the engine is running.
  • Rough engine operation. The molded, reinforced teeth on the timing belt engage gears on the crankshaft and camshafts. After many tens of thousands of miles, the teeth can wear or break, or the belt can stretch, thus causing the belt to jump position on the crankshaft or camshaft gears. Should the belt jump, the engine will run poorly and perhaps not at all.
  • Banging or clanking engine noise. On some engines, if the timing belt has jumped, the pistons and valves can collide and there will be noise and damage. These engine designs are referred to as interference engines. If your car has an interference engine, replacing the timing belt according to the maintenance schedule will minimize the chance that a belt failure will cause engine damage.

How do mechanics replace the timing belt?

Engine designs vary, and thus the replacement procedure will vary, but broadly, the procedure is as follows:

  • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  • Once the engine is cold, set the crankshaft to top dead center with the number one piston on the compression stroke. Remove crankshaft pulley.
  • Remove all accessories interfering with the removal of the timing belt covers.
  • Remove timing belt covers. Lock camshafts, as required, and note position of camshaft timing marks. Remove timing belt tensioner and idler pulleys. Remove timing belt.
  • If replacing the water pump, do so at this time, and of course drain the cooling system first. If the engine cooling system thermostat is only accessible with water pump replacement, the thermostat should be replaced as well.
  • Installation of the new timing belt includes all of the above steps, performed in reverse, following strict guidelines to assure camshaft and crankshaft (and balancing shaft, if equipped) are in perfect alignment after tensioner has been set.
  • Upon completion of the installation, the engine crankshaft is turned by hand 720 degrees and the correct position of the timing marks on the crankshaft and the camshafts is confirmed.
  • The vehicle is road tested to confirm normal operation and a service sticker is affixed to the engine noting the date of belt replacement and the vehicle mileage.

Is it safe to drive with a timing belt problem?

No, were a worn out timing belt to snap while underway, perhaps on a highway, it creates a risk of complete loss of engine power while surrounded by fast moving vehicles. Once your vehicle has reached the recommended replacement mileage for the belt, you can eliminate the risk of sudden and unexpected timing belt breakage by having it replaced. If your engine is of the interference type, it is especially important to replace the belt according to the maintenance schedule because sudden breakage of the timing belt, while the engine is running, will likely cause significant damage to internal engine components such as the valves and pistons.

When replacing the timing belt keep in mind:

  • An interference engine should be carefully inspected before a broken timing belt is replaced because it may have sustained damage that will have to be repaired prior to installing a new belt.
  • The timing belt system includes idler pulleys and a belt tensioner. These components should be replaced along with the belt.
  • On some cars, the timing belt drives the engine’s water pump. Mechanics will usually recommend replacing the water pump at the same time that the timing belt is replaced.

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