Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in West Chester.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,115

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Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience

Ben

39 years of experience
1117 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben was great! I thought my alternator was bad but he found that it was the water pump, which was being replaced as part of the timing belt kit anyway. Ben saved me some money! He explained what he was doing, he was very professional and he's a great guy on top of it all. I'd have Ben work on my cars again without question! I'd give him six stars if I could. Thanks Ben!
Great experience. Recommend very much. Five stars.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Patrick was very helpful and discovered some other important issues with our Honda. He even came back the next day to fix a small issue that needed an additional part, at no charge.
Patrick was great, he informed me of everything he was doing. He took pictures of the progress. Very friendly and I've already recommend him and the service to friends. Very convenient and the price was a fair and worth it. I will definitely call upon him the next time I need work done!

Adrian

29 years of experience
75 reviews
Adrian
29 years of experience
Great mechanic, Friendly , Professional , would definitely recommend to family and friends.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff came on time, worked quickly, and seemed very competent. Using Your Mechanic is very convenient. I will use Jeff and Your Mechanic again.

Joseph

18 years of experience
429 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
good

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
This was the first time using this service and I was very impressed. Maxwell was prompt for the appointment and patient in answering all of my questions. You could tell he was very knowledgeable and I was very satisfied with the work he performed. I would not hesitate to use him again in the future for any maintenance or service of my vehicles.

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
I have used this service three times now and it continues to impress me. The cost has continually been almost half (I generally call another company just to see). David arrived on time and called when he was on his way. I had a big job that took most of the day, but he stayed at it and everything was done perfectly. David communicated with me what he found and made suggestions for anything else that might need to be done in the future. I will certainly recommend David and YourMechanic to anyone I hear needs something for their car.

Sergio

43 years of experience
46 reviews
Sergio
43 years of experience
This man is a professional. Very detailed and thorough Will tell you exactly what's going on with your car. Test drive and make sure your issue is fixed Constantly keep you updated Gives a detailed report with pictures every step of the way When I have any more issues with Jeanette I will definitely call Sergio.

Ralph

36 years of experience
120 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
Ralph was very nice and knowledgeable he made sure that everything was done to my satisfaction and he did a very good job. Would definitely recommend down to others


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in West Chester?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Kia Rio $607 $319.34 $287.96 14% $706.34
2006 Honda Odyssey $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2010 Volkswagen Golf City $695 $222.58 $471.94 18% $856.83
2004 Acura TL $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2009 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.

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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