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

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,118

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
A great guy on time and gets the job done.
Joshua was very knowledgeable, completed the work quickly and I would certainly recommend him.

Robert

18 years of experience
627 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert replaced my timing belt, water pump and pulleys and gave me an honest diagnostic. He also fixed a serpentine belt squeak at no additional charge. He's very nice and has a cute dog, and it was the best price in town.
Robert finished the job in half the time I thought he would. He was profesional and very honest on his assessment of my vehicle

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Quick, knowledgeable, very skillful and genuine honest mechanic. Would recommend to anyone and made me a believer of this service.

Diego

19 years of experience
431 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Showed up on time (earlier than expected). Did the job in timely manner. Cleaned up after himself. Was courtesy, knowledgeable, and friendly.

Brandon

16 years of experience
274 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Prompt, courteous, and efficient. Overall, a good experience.

Chris

20 years of experience
1628 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Replaced water pump, timing belt, pulley tensioner, pulley, serpintine belt, and thermostat. A 5 hours work but he finished early. It is my first time using Yourmechanic services and I will rate as an EXCELLENT experience 10/10. First, it is very convenient bec. They come to me and I can comfortably wait at home. Second, they charge cheaper than any dealer or local shop I know. Third, Chris is very experience in his field of work, assess my truck and honestly recommends needed to be done in the future. I ask Chris if he could install the thermostat also (was not part of the service i ordered). When he finished, Chris waived off the extra charge and actually gave me a $10 discount bec. It is my first time using their service. Now, no one in any local shop I know would do that for me. I just found my home service that I can rely on if any of my car needs fixing. I would definitely recommend him to my friends.

Dave

14 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
14 years of experience
Showed up on time. It was pouring down rain all day and my car was under a carport. Took longer than estimated.

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Seemed very knowledgeable and courteous.

Fred

15 years of experience
337 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Like always! Experienced, professional mechanic. Job done perfectly. Recommended for all.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert did a good job on the car, what I like the most is the after service. He called to check on how the car is going and if I need anything. After 1k miles a minor accident happened on coolant leakage. I called him and in 20 minutes he appeared, although it was a weekend, and inspected the car, identified the problem and fixed in in 15 minutes and I was back on the road in less than 1 hour free of charge. I am really impressed with how he backs up his work. I will definitely keep using Robert's services for my car in the future.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in West Hempstead?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer $603 $363.46 $239.97 12% $685.96
2008 Kia Optima $751 $486.63 $263.96 10% $841.38
2010 Kia Sportage $758 $341.89 $415.94 15% $900.89
2009 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57
2014 Acura RLX $713 $392.66 $319.96 13% $822.66

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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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