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Chris

22 years of experience
2129 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Awesome problem solver
Very knowledgeable and did quick work!

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
I couldn't have been more pleased with Peter's work. He was very professional, very knowledgeable, and nothing seemed like too much trouble for him to do. The work was completed on time and at the price quoted. He made the entire car repair process as painless as possible!! I am looking forward to working with him again in the future.
Very professional and knowledgeable.

Kevin

24 years of experience
476 reviews
Kevin
24 years of experience
Did a great job and in a timely manner!

Jerome

24 years of experience
415 reviews
Jerome
24 years of experience
I would definitely use Mr Jerome again. It kept raining so he had to stop working on the car when a down pour came so it took longer than expected and he worked on my car until it fixed and running. Thank you Mr Jerome you are my new mechanic

Luis

15 years of experience
156 reviews
Luis
15 years of experience
Thanks a lot service was great

Damian

11 years of experience
430 reviews
Damian
11 years of experience
Damian did an outstanding job

Ben

41 years of experience
1329 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Excellent experience. Punctual, knowledgeable and polite.

Jay

37 years of experience
898 reviews
Jay
37 years of experience
Guy is amazing, literally brought ky car back to life i couldn't thank him enough

Christopher

27 years of experience
332 reviews
Christopher
27 years of experience
Honest mechanic that will look out for you and won't bleed you dry. Thank you!

Jamahl

20 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
20 years of experience
Great experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Westchester?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chrysler Sebring $840 $304.02 $535.93 17% $1024.27
2006 Mitsubishi Galant $582 $325.84 $255.96 13% $669.84
2006 Kia Rio $718 $301.56 $415.94 16% $860.56
2010 Acura TL $721 $337.15 $383.95 15% $853.15
2011 Acura MDX $673 $337.15 $335.95 14% $788.65

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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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