Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Uniondale.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,184

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Jay

36 years of experience
777 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
did a great job.
Excellent

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
He was very nice and got the timing belt and water pump replaced fast.
Joshua changed my timing belt and spark plugs etc and also windshield wiper and tail lights. I would highly recommend him.

Choeun

14 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
14 years of experience
Choeun put in the extra effort needed to replace my timing belt. He very helpful and professional. You just cant beat having a professional mechanic come to you to perform repairs. So convenient.

david

11 years of experience
13 reviews
david
11 years of experience
Excellent Experience. 9hr job (+). Early arrival, late departure. Careful to evaluate, knowledgable, detailed, problem solver. Negotiated rates over phone to ensure fair pricing on extra's. Hope he stays in the network, YourMechanic needs someone like David to be successful.

Gary

26 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
26 years of experience
Gary is a Great mechanic, I will ask him to help for my other cars in the near future.

Fred

16 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
Like always! Experienced, professional mechanic. Job done perfectly. Recommended for all.

James

11 years of experience
233 reviews
James
11 years of experience
James did an amazing job replacing the timing belt on my 2002 VW Passat. This was a big job and he was careful, friendly, and skilled in completing the work on time.

Duane

24 years of experience
396 reviews
Duane
24 years of experience
Easy and fast thanks!

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience

Tim

47 years of experience
73 reviews
Tim
47 years of experience
Tim was knowledgeable, helpful and did exactly what he said he would. He was a pleasure to work with and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone. Top notch.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Uniondale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volkswagen Golf City $695 $223.12 $471.94 18% $857.37
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse $623 $367.47 $255.96 12% $711.47
2006 Volkswagen Touareg $1112 $528.20 $583.92 15% $1312.95
2008 Acura MDX $735 $334.95 $399.95 15% $872.45
2005 Lexus GS430 $718 $373.89 $343.95 14% $836.14

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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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