Timing Cover Replacement at your home or office.

Our certified mechanics come to you・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Logo-yelp
CUSTOMERS LOVE US ON YELP
4.5 out of 5 (550 reviews)
Icon-warranty_badge-02
SERVICES BACKED BY OUR
12-Month, 12,000-Mile Warranty
How does YourMechanic work?    
Icon-quote-hiw
Get a quote

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance, and diagnostic services, backed by our 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty.

Icon-calendar-hiw
Book an appointment

Tell us when to meet you at your home or office. We’ll send one of our vetted, top-rated mechanics.

Icon-fixed-hiw
Get your car fixed

Continue with your day while our mechanic fixes your car onsite. You pay only after the job is done.

How much does Timing Cover Replacement cost?

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

YourMechanic Price
$78 to $1536
Labor: $70 - $1096
Parts: $8 - $440
Average dealer price
$108 to $2154
Average shop price
$93 to $1691
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Get a quote
ServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
Timing Cover Replacement for 2010 Audi A3 Quattro L4-2.0L TurboYourMechanic Price$411.75Shop/Dealer Price$543.95 - $729.02
Timing Cover Replacement for 1989 Chevrolet Corvette V8-5.7LYourMechanic Price$614.80Shop/Dealer Price$863.37 - $1198.74
Timing Cover Replacement for 2001 Mazda Protege L4-1.6LYourMechanic Price$365.27Shop/Dealer Price$442.99 - $525.61
Timing Cover Replacement for 2009 Kia Optima V6-2.7LYourMechanic Price$103.08Shop/Dealer Price$125.92 - $161.65
Timing Cover Replacement for 1994 GMC K2500 V8-5.7LYourMechanic Price$518.66Shop/Dealer Price$636.45 - $859.04
Timing Cover Replacement for 1991 Chevrolet R3500 V8-7.4LYourMechanic Price$668.55Shop/Dealer Price$819.57 - $1096.27
Timing Cover Replacement for 2002 Dodge Dakota V8-5.9LYourMechanic Price$337.54Shop/Dealer Price$414.12 - $555.10
Timing Cover Replacement for 2011 Audi A3 Quattro L4-2.0L TurboYourMechanic Price$408.92Shop/Dealer Price$540.84 - $724.11
Show example Timing Cover Replacement prices

Timing Cover Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Timing Cover all about?

The timing cover is an essential component designed to protect the timing belt, timing chain or cam belt of your car from road debris, grime and gravel. The timing belt or chain of your car controls the rotation of the camshafts and crankshaft in the internal combustion engine. As long as they are spinning, the engine’s valves open and close in synchronized movement with each cylinder’s intake and exhaust strokes.

Depending on the make of your car, it will have a timing belt, timing chain or cam belt. If your car has a timing belt, the timing cover protects it from road debris that can damage and break its teeth. Without the protection of the timing cover, the belt can skip, slip off the timing gears or even break. In case of engines that include a timing belt the timing cover only protects the timing belt and can be made of plastic, metal or both.

In case of cars that have a timing chain, the timing cover secures the front section of the engine block with the help of a timing cover gasket. In this way, the timing gears and chain receive lubrication with the engine oil. If the timing cover gasket breaks, you will notice engine oil leaking. If your car has a timing chain, it will most likely have a metal timing cover.

Keep in mind:

  • If the timing belt slips off the pulleys, your engine will be severely damaged.
  • Most timing belt covers have timing cover gaskets, which help to protect the belt.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle hood is raised and supported
  • The defective timing cover is removed and gasket surfaces are cleaned on engine
  • The new timing cover is installed and tightened to specifications
  • The timing is tested and adjusted as needed and checked for any oil leaks
  • The vehicle hood is closed and road tested for proper operation

Our recommendation:

If the timing belt or chain needs to be replaced, have our expert mechanics check the timing cover for damage and replace it if needed. Remember that oil leaks can damage the timing cover gasket, in which case the gasket can no longer protect the timing belt. If that happens, you need to replace the oil seals, timing belt and gasket together.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Timing Cover?

  • Engine oil and/or coolant leaking
  • A rasping or grating sound coming from the front of the engine
  • Missed timing marks (The crankshafts, and camshafts of the car should be perfectly aligned or timed with the moving pistons of the engine. If there is any misalignment, you will notice a sharp decrease in power when moving up inclines.)

How important is this service?

As part of the regular maintenance schedule, make sure the timing cover is intact and working properly. Debris and grime can not only damage the timing belt of the car, but also damage the engine. Running the car with a damaged timing cover may lead to the timing belt slipping off resulting in severe engine damage.

Fast and easy Timing Cover Replacement service at your home or office.

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR
Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee

Meet some of our expert mechanics

Real customer reviews from owners like you.

164 reviews
Theodore
11 years of experience
As usual, Theodore was prompt, professional & finished in a timely manner. Will certainly request him in the future.
2002 TOYOTA TACOMA - CAR IS NOT STARTING INSPECTION
Want Theodore's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
30 reviews
Terrell
36 years of experience
Good service
2008 FORD TAURUS - SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT
Want Terrell's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
7 reviews
Armen
18 years of experience
Very professional and quick with the repair, Has a pleasant attitude and is willing to explain what he's doing, I appreciate that in a mechanic.
2006 HYUNDAI AZERA - POWER SEAT SWITCH REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT)
Want Armen's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
2 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Matthew was excellent. He was patient and took the time to explain everything. Matthew is professional and quick! We will definitely use him again for all our repair needs!
2013 HYUNDAI TUCSON - BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT (FRONT)
Want Matthew's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Get a quote
ServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
Timing Cover Replacement for 2010 Audi A3 Quattro L4-2.0L TurboYourMechanic Price$411.75Shop/Dealer Price$543.95 - $729.02
Timing Cover Replacement for 1989 Chevrolet Corvette V8-5.7LYourMechanic Price$614.80Shop/Dealer Price$863.37 - $1198.74
Timing Cover Replacement for 2001 Mazda Protege L4-1.6LYourMechanic Price$365.27Shop/Dealer Price$442.99 - $525.61
Timing Cover Replacement for 2009 Kia Optima V6-2.7LYourMechanic Price$103.08Shop/Dealer Price$125.92 - $161.65
Timing Cover Replacement for 1994 GMC K2500 V8-5.7LYourMechanic Price$518.66Shop/Dealer Price$636.45 - $859.04
Timing Cover Replacement for 1991 Chevrolet R3500 V8-7.4LYourMechanic Price$668.55Shop/Dealer Price$819.57 - $1096.27
Timing Cover Replacement for 2002 Dodge Dakota V8-5.9LYourMechanic Price$337.54Shop/Dealer Price$414.12 - $555.10
Timing Cover Replacement for 2011 Audi A3 Quattro L4-2.0L TurboYourMechanic Price$408.92Shop/Dealer Price$540.84 - $724.11
Show example Timing Cover Replacement prices

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com