Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Vauxhall.

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Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
Maxwell arrived on time and explained everything that he would be doing. He was great at helping me understand my vehicles systems. Upon completion I was one happy camper. Highly recommended!!
ontime and knowledgeable

Mark

10 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
10 years of experience
Seriously, he saved my butt! I've already spread the word far and wide about your service and your company. I'll have him come back.
All i can say is Mark is a very experience mechanic....

Kyle

12 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
12 years of experience
Efficient and courteous. Thank you for taking care of my old Civic "Bertha".

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Jeff was excellent. Very professional and obviously experienced. I asked him some questions to frankly test him. I have some mechanical experience and had researched the procedure; he gets an A+. He also left the work space very clean. Couldn't be more pleased!

Robert

26 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
26 years of experience
I had a horrible ordeal that I feel in the end resulted in a positive situation.

Joseph

19 years of experience
527 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
Knowledgeable! Even came early. Made sure to answer all my questions.

Dan

38 years of experience
819 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
Fixed the problem and arrived on time.

Godwin

23 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
23 years of experience
Expert. Got in and did the job perfectly and quickly. Looked like he did this job a thousand times.

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
Joseph was great!

Raymond

36 years of experience
208 reviews
Raymond
36 years of experience
Very knowledgeable


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Vauxhall?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volkswagen Jetta $521 $200.70 $319.96 17% $630.70
2006 Subaru Impreza $659 $395.22 $263.96 12% $749.97
2006 Toyota Highlander $701 $284.97 $415.94 16% $843.97
2005 Lexus RX330 $701 $284.97 $415.94 16% $843.97
2007 Audi A4 $764 $356.32 $407.94 15% $904.57

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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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