Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Valley Stream.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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David

David

19 years of experience
182 reviews
David
19 years of experience
David Mattera was responsive and professional. He called me a day prior to appointment and arrived half an hour early. He explained to me what to expect. I really like the service.
David was thorough and efficient. All repairs were done perfectly and now my car is as good as new! We will gladly use David again in the future.
David

David

11 years of experience
66 reviews
David
11 years of experience
David showed up on time was very professional it said it would take 4 to 5 hours to complete he did it in 3 hours Plus he build up the coolant reservoir put air in my flat tire and diagnosed a bad battery overall he was awesome
This was my first experience with YourMechanic.net and it went great. Had my quote and appointment in just a few minutes and the service I received was excellent. This was not a small job-timing belt, water pump and valve cover gasket so I was skeptical but the price and convenience were too good to pass up. If you keep it this easy and price competitive, I will be a regular customer.
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Robert is simply the best mechanic you could ask for. He is very knowledgeable and committed to what he is doing. He goes above and beyond to make sure your car in the best shape possible. I could not ask for more.
Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
knowledgeable
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Excellent job. Very efficient. Managed work space well. Very clean. I plan to hire Theodore for all my future automotive repairs that require a highly skilled and experienced mechanic.
Ira

Ira

33 years of experience
241 reviews
Ira
33 years of experience
Ira is the man. He was extremely accommodating and helpful.
Peter

Peter

33 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
33 years of experience
Awesome!
Fernando

Fernando

10 years of experience
31 reviews
Fernando
10 years of experience
Fernando was very knowledgeable and friendly. He finished my vehicle in a timely manner. Great job!
Jay

Jay

34 years of experience
566 reviews
Jay
34 years of experience
Absolutely love this service!
Chet

Chet

38 years of experience
393 reviews
Chet
38 years of experience
If you're expecting a big shiny shop truck to show up, you're in for a surprise (I was a bit taken aback initially) but it's a good lesson in not judging a book by its cover - or in this case, its vehicle! Chet was on time and every bit as knowledgeable and professional as any mechanic I've ever encountered. He knows what he's doing and wastes no time doing it, adding appropriate suggestions regarding future maintenance as he goes. Noticed helpful things to keep my 19 year old baby on the road and happy - things I might not have considered. Had good information about oil choices, too. Got the whole job done between 11:30 and 3:30, not only the timing belt and pulleys but water pump, too. Just an all-around A+ experience, and knowing he's backed by a warranty on the work/parts makes me feel even better.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Valley Stream?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer $521 $161.38 $359.95 19% $645.13
2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse $700 $339.70 $359.95 15% $823.45
2015 Volkswagen Golf $845 $452.68 $391.95 13% $979.43
2008 Lexus RX400h $593 $256.77 $335.95 16% $708.27
2011 Acura TSX $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82

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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.

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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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