Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Swansea.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Outstanding service! Very knowledgeable!
Peter helped me out on short notice to fix my car. He was on time and professional. He quickly diagnosed and fixed my car in the middle of Arizona heat (113 F).

Fred

15 years of experience
329 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Fred was amazing! He showed up on time and was very knowledgeable. He answered my questions and was very efficient. The job was estimated for 4 hours and he finished in 3.
Excellent service, arrived early, professional and very knowledgeable. He was able to diagnosis the issue, and he found a solution very quickly. Will definitely book his services again.

James

28 years of experience
546 reviews
James
28 years of experience
A very serious professional person. He was very honest with us and explain what the car needed and how he was going to work on the car. He explain us how was the car after fixing it. We are very thankful of having Mr. James working with us.
Great experience.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua changed my timing belt and spark plugs etc and also windshield wiper and tail lights. I would highly recommend him.
OUTSTANDING as Always!

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Very good and honest mechanic I recommend him to every friend I have.

David

24 years of experience
71 reviews
David
24 years of experience
I can't rave enough about how fast amd knowledgeable and punctual David is. My father owned a shop for 13+ years and would have been very happy to know David and would have jumped at the chance to hire someone with his integrity. I wish there were 6 stars!

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
I'm glade I used Your Mechanic service, very convenient and Jeffery W Carter was very friendly and of course professional, he showed up on time and answered all my questions in a very simple way so I can get and understand what's going on in my car. I definitely recommend this service and Jeffery to everyone I know.

Kevin

22 years of experience
244 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
Kevin arrived on time repair my Hyundai Time Belt kit did great job....

Chris

16 years of experience
334 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Excellent as expected from Chris.

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben was on time, explained the process and completed the job to my satisfaction. Would surely recommend.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Swansea?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor $568 $288.43 $279.96 14% $664.68
2005 Toyota Highlander $657 $256.77 $399.95 17% $794.27
2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser $822 $262.18 $559.93 18% $1014.68
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $841 $368.89 $471.94 16% $1003.14
2007 Lexus RX400h $737 $256.77 $479.94 18% $901.77

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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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