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

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Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
AWESOME GUY! Definitely recommend him and Your Mechanic. Jeff came to replace my timing belt, and found that it must have been replaced right before we purchased the car, that saved us $160!!
Did a great job replacing a timing belt on my honda
Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Excellent mechanic! Definitely using him in the future.
Excellent work thanks
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Jeffrey was on time, informative and knew his business. I will not hesitate to ask for him again.
He did a good job on fixing our car. He made sure it was done right and double checked his work . Great job Jeff.
Joseph

Joseph

17 years of experience
285 reviews
Joseph
17 years of experience
Very fast and friendly.
Great experience! Joseph is a true professional. Arrived early and finished early.
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
He knew what needed to be done and earned my trust as a mechanic.
Theodore was meticulous and thorough...he was professional, on time and pleasant. He had several recommendations that I plan to follow up on soon. He provided me total confidence with his work and his manner. I think I have found my regular mechanic. Thank you.
Damian

Damian

9 years of experience
260 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Friendly and efficient service. Couldn’t ask for much more.
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Great experience. Recommend very much. Five stars.
Tam

Tam

19 years of experience
251 reviews
Tam
19 years of experience
Tam was fantastic. Very friendly and straightforward in communicating with me. So far so good, my car is driving great!
Patrick

Patrick

30 years of experience
865 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Patrick was great. He called me to let me know he was stuck in traffic and was going to be few minutes late. I was having the timing belt replaced with my own parts. We discovered a part that I needed and he was very patient as I looked all around N Austin for the correct replacement part. I'm pleased with the service and would recommend again.
Diego

Diego

18 years of experience
207 reviews
Diego
18 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.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in West Roxbury?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chevrolet Epica $653 $509.13 $143.98 7% $702.63
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer $603 $363.46 $239.97 12% $685.96
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe $724 $499.85 $223.97 9% $800.85
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $1094 $509.70 $583.92 15% $1294.45
2007 Audi A4 Quattro $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14

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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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