Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Virginia Beach.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,095

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Chris

20 years of experience
1558 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
good man
Guy was great. My van is running great.Thanks.You

Allen

34 years of experience
430 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Excellent service Super professional!
Allen was great. He was able to complete a scheduled 9 - 10 hour job in abut 6.5 hours. The car runs great and Allen was able to answer all of my questions. I will definitely ask for Allen the next time I need a car mechanic. Thanks Allen.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert is really nice and professional and gives you good advice. He found out that the Mono Valve on the driver side was broken when he is replacing the timing belt for our car. He helped us change it without adding labor cost. Thank you Robert!
Robert is fast, friendly, very experienced and highly skilled. And he tracked down parts for extra work that was needed in minutes. I was very impressed, and I am not impressed easily. Robert ROCKS!

Jerel

9 years of experience
125 reviews
Jerel
9 years of experience
Did a great job!

Julio

25 years of experience
67 reviews
Julio
25 years of experience
Great service and good knowledgement from julio.

Alexander

27 years of experience
45 reviews
Alexander
27 years of experience
Alexander replaced my car's timing belt today and did a great job. He was friendly, knowledgeable and gave me very valuable advice. The repair did cost exactly as much as the quote had said and I really appreciated the free inspection. Next time my car needs any maintenance or repairs, I will definitely try to make an appointance with Alexander again!

Dave

14 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
14 years of experience
Very knowledgeable on cars with or without an OBD reader. Very honest in all transactions and labor done. Very accommodating. Prompt when scheduled so. Only recommends the things needed to be done. And takes the time to explain to customer. Takes attention to detail in working in my case the timing belt assembly , water pump and tensioner. Did a nice job for a complicated problem of space limitations, no hoist assist and weather was cold. HE DID A PRETTY GOOD JOB.. Thanks dave

Joe

41 years of experience
690 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great mechanic 

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
very professional and friendly

Ben

39 years of experience
1085 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Very professional, great work


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Virginia Beach?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Subaru Impreza $758 $493.69 $263.96 10% $848.44
2012 Kia Soul $558 $310.21 $247.96 13% $643.46
2007 Dodge Magnum $676 $291.64 $383.95 16% $807.64
2010 Audi A3 $932 $627.94 $303.96 10% $1036.44
2006 Lexus ES330 $697 $256.77 $439.94 17% $848.02

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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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