Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Summerville.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Ian

Ian

12 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
12 years of experience
Friendly, Professional & Knowledgeable
Ian did a timing belt replacement service on my 2002 Toyota 4Runner and I am extremely pleased with his work and the value I recieved. Ian arrived at my house on time, explained what he would do and got to work. There were zero issues that needed to be addressed. I have already recommended both Ian and YourMechanic to a friend and will continue to do so. I will have Ian to do an upcoming major service on my Ford Expedition.
Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
Grzegorzs is a real pro and a nice guy to boot. Very knowledgeable and meticulous in his work, and you can tell he prides himself on a job well done.
It was a completely professional experience. But the added bonus was how much fun it was. What a charming and delightful person, and very educational. I can't wait to have him back to work on another car. The work was done in under the time it was estimated and the car purrs like a new kitten. Very, very happy and satisfied with the entire process.
Kiri

Kiri

17 years of experience
364 reviews
Kiri
17 years of experience
Positive. The car runs very smoothly after the service.
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Theodores is experienced and detail on every single items and parts. He has no problem flxing one of the major maintenance for car, which is replacing timing belt. He is able to answer every question and explained every detail in the car. One of the best tech i have meet so far and being very honest on everything. Strongly recommended and will seek him again.
Junior

Junior

23 years of experience
69 reviews
Junior
23 years of experience
Amazing mechanic. We were changing something else and he told us that the timing belt needs to be replaced, he waited at the car when we went to the store and picked up a new timing belt. He explained everything he did and was really friendly.
Mark

Mark

8 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
8 years of experience
Mark is a great find. He was on time and completely knowledgeable. He did the work I needed and also inspected my car and made recommendations on things I needed to get done. I can see why he gets very high ratings. He did an awesome job. I will be hiring him again in a week to complete the work he suggested and also recommending him to another friend.
Bertram

Bertram

28 years of experience
12 reviews
Bertram
28 years of experience
Bertram was fantastic, he fixed our car issues and worked on the problem for hours, he would not leave until 100% completed. We are extremely happy with Bertram and would highly recommend him.
Enrique

Enrique

18 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
18 years of experience
Enrique was very knowledgeable, honest and gave great advice in regards to what I should do with my car. He did a very good job.
Diego

Diego

19 years of experience
291 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Very friendly, did an excellent job on my car
Ryan

Ryan

15 years of experience
62 reviews
Ryan
15 years of experience
Professional, thorough, personable, and solved my car's multiple oil leaks.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Summerville?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Summerville. Our mechanics in Summerville 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 Summerville.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Volvo C30 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2005 Mazda Miata $571 $290.90 $279.96 14% $667.15
2015 Volkswagen Jetta $1209 $665.24 $543.93 13% $1396.24
2004 Lexus ES330 $737 $256.77 $479.94 18% $901.77
2012 Audi A3 $807 $487.46 $319.96 11% $917.46

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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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