Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Willow Spring.

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Patrick

32 years of experience
1123 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Patrick was outstanding. He explained everything to me that he was doing and answered all of my questions while giving me great suggestions about my vehicle.

Ben

40 years of experience
1145 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Ben was absolutely professional, punctual, and overall just a pleasant person. He got my repair done in less time than originally expected and saved me about $400 compared to what I was quoted elsewhere. Overall, a phenomenal experience.

Enrique

20 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
20 years of experience
Enrique is a delightful person and an outstanding hard working, dedicated mechanic! I didn't think think people like him existed anymore! His service and personality was above and beyond all my expectations. I would highly recommend Enrique to anyone and I will personally be requesting him for future work on my vehicle! He is a blessing and a wonderful asset to Your Mechanic! Thank you Enrique!
Nice and pleseant. He is knowledgeable about his work, services, and car parts

Mark

10 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
10 years of experience
Very knowledgeable, honest, efficient!

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
Fast and did a good job

John

20 years of experience
40 reviews
John
20 years of experience
Very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I will definitely recommend John to my friends.

Jonathan

21 years of experience
22 reviews
Jonathan
21 years of experience
I found Johnathan to be knowledgeable, courteous and confident in the performance of his mechanic services. Highly recommend

Richard

27 years of experience
4 reviews
Richard
27 years of experience
Excellent work feel he went above and beyond what I was expecting. I will be using his services in the future. Great job and thank you

Robert

19 years of experience
715 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
it was quick and good service!

Omar

20 years of experience
67 reviews
Omar
20 years of experience
We have already decided to contact Omar next month to handle oil and maintenance on both of our vehicles. He was great. I will be sharing this service and positive experience with all my single girlfriends.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Willow Spring?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Dodge Avenger $825 $288.84 $535.93 18% $1009.09
2005 Subaru Outback $608 $352.50 $255.96 12% $696.50
2006 Volvo XC90 $577 $272.71 $303.96 15% $681.21
2013 Acura RDX $575 $311.02 $263.96 13% $665.77
2007 Acura MDX $631 $311.02 $319.96 14% $741.02

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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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