Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Windsor Mill.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,124

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Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Friendly helpful and honest. Highly recommended.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Very helpful and professional. Thanks Gregory.
knowledgeable

Robert

18 years of experience
635 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
This was awesome. Booking was easy. Robert was on-time. Fantastic. I'd highly recommend him. He did the work right on the street in front of my house. He did the work. Cleaned up. Left nothing wasteful behind. This is a fantastic service.
it was quick and good service!

Ben

39 years of experience
1137 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Excellent mechanic, very nice person.
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.

Keith

16 years of experience
286 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
The best. He is an excellent person.
The work completed for replacement of the timingbelt, water pump and pulley was completed without any issues.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
very knowledgeable and informative about what he was doing

Robert

29 years of experience
570 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Quick work, friendly, good communicator.

Rusty

21 years of experience
363 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Nice and fully explained everything going on with my vehicle

Nelson

24 years of experience
163 reviews
Nelson
24 years of experience
Nelson was friendly and did a great job!

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Oh my gosh, its been a long time since I been without my transportation. I was told I would have to wait three days for my car to get fixed. Then an angle blessed me Maxwell came out to repair Sunflower {my truck} I was unsure if Sunflower would run again. I'm greatful for Mobil mechanics my children and I have our lifeline back. There is really not many words I can say to show Max we are greatful. Max from Sunflower the kiddos and I we hope thank you is enough. THANK YOU MAXWELL!!!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Windsor Mill?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Volkswagen Passat $790 $421.62 $367.95 13% $916.12
2010 Subaru Impreza $683 $442.55 $239.97 10% $765.05
2004 Chrysler 300M $776 $336.23 $439.94 16% $927.48
2005 Lexus GS300 $731 $290.73 $439.94 17% $881.98
2014 Acura RDX $600 $311.82 $287.96 14% $698.82

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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.

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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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