Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Villanova.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,101

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Joseph

25 years of experience
474 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Prompt (early, even), very competent, and pleasant.
Joe arrived 40 minutes early and got to work right away. I know a little bit about mechanics and could see immediately he had plenty of experience and knew his stuff. He did the job in less than the allotted time and very cleanly. Tested the car to see the job was done properly and left the place as clean as he found it. Kudos for an excellent job and even better mechanic! I'm sure to request him again for my next job!

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
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.
Ian was very professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. He answered all my questions that I had. I've found my new car mechanic.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Thoughtful and capable mechanic. Arrived within arrival window and finished job within prescribed time. Would definitely recommend!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1023 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick called me an hour before the appointment and asked if he could show up early and when he did, he was ready to get to work. Very professional and efficient. Overall, YourMechanic exceeded my expectations!

Ben

39 years of experience
1092 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Timing belt change is really a time-consuming job. It took more than 4 hours to finish. Ben worked hard and friendly.

Tien

21 years of experience
888 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien showed up early, which was nice and surprising. He was very nice and friendly. Tiens very informative, detailed and knowledgable. He surpassed any mechanic I've ever met. I have already referred him out and I'll definately be a long-term customer. Im beyond happy with my vehicle and all Tiens time he took to fix it.

Joel

19 years of experience
732 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
On time, on point, very knowledgeable. Great personality! I really enjoyed my experience!!!

Mario

18 years of experience
100 reviews
Mario
18 years of experience
Top notch mechanic.

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
I book a timing belt replacement on my car and Noe was my mechanic that was sent he did a great job kept in touch with me due to being a little behind which I don't fault him for due to unforeseen circumstance of the parts being difficult to get but he was able to get the parts and complete the job in a timely matter.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
I LOVE Jeffery! He has been taking care of the cars driven by my son and me for about 2 years. He is always willing to explain things about my car to me and he shows me the parts he has replaced. I totally trust Jeffery. He treats my car like it is his own.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Villanova?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volkswagen Passat $813 $276.97 $535.93 18% $997.22
2009 Dodge Nitro $540 $291.64 $247.96 13% $624.89
2006 Volvo S60 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2004 Acura MDX $720 $311.82 $407.94 16% $860.07
2007 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07

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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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