Professional Timing Belt Replacement In Canberra
Advanced Mobile Mechanics offer wide range of cam belt replacement on all makes and models. The cam belt is a toothed belt that connects the engine crankshaft to the camshaft or camshafts as you can see in the picture.A timing belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position, so the valves will open and close at the proper timing in relation to the position of the pistons. The camshafts rotate at exactly 1/2 speed of the crankshaft; meaning two revolutions of the crankshaft are equal to one revolution of the camshaft.In some engines a timing belt can also drive additional components such as a water pump, balance shaft, intermediate shaft, injection pump and an oil pump. A balance shaft, an intermediate shaft and an injection pump must also be synchronized with a crankshaft.
How Does A Timing Belt Work
To work properly a cam belt needs to be under certain tension that is controlled by acam belt tensioner. Some older cars have an adjustable cam belt tensioner that must be re-adjusted if the cam belt gets loose. Newer cars have an automatic cam belt tensioner that doesn’t need any adjustment. If the cam belt gets loose, it may skip a tooth and the proper timing will be lost.
When a cam belt is replaced, it’s very important to our mobile mechanics to set the timing properly. Before a newcam belt is installed, the crankshaft, the camshaft and other components synchronized with a crankshaft must be aligned by our professional mobile mechanics in a certain way. A repair manual has proper instructions and a diagram with timing marks. Improperly set timing will cause a variety of problems such as lack of power, Check Engine light, vibration, misfiring, etc.
When you suspect your timing belt needs to be checked, please don’t risk it, our Advanced Mobile Mechanics can come to wherever you are in Canberra to check the cam belt for you or even can do a new replacement.
When a timing belt must be replaced
The timing belt must be replaced at recommended by the manufacturer intervals, usually from 60,000 km to 180,000 km depending on models. Honda also specifies the time interval (every 84 months). You can find the recommended replacement interval in your owner’s manual or in a separate maintenance booklet. In addition, the timing belt must be replaced if it has any damage like cracks, cuts, or if it is soaked in oil leaking from the engine, or if it shows any signs of excessive wear.
Due to its complexity, timing belt replacement is the most technical and demanding work that can be done at home by non-mechanics.
If you want to replace the timing belt of your car yourself with the best quality products and for an affordable price call us. Our professional mobile mechanics have the right tools to get your job done quickly and correctly.
If not replaced in time, the timing belt can break. If you are approaching the mileage for a timing belt change, or if you bought a used car and you don’t know if the timing belt has been replaced, it’s a good idea to have our mobile mechanics to inspect the timing belt condition. The timing belt is protected by timing belt covers. To inspect the timing belt condition, our mobile mechanics have to remove one of the covers in order to access it.
Timing belt replacement cost
The cost to replace a cam belt may vary from about $350 to $800 depending on a model. Often our mobile mechanics may recommend replacing a water pump or some other parts, such as, tensioner, seals idlers, etc. along with the timing belt to do a proper job. Although this obviously will cost more. If you’re looking for an alternative to a dealer repair, Advanced Mobile Autocare has mobile mechanics who will travel to your home or workplace at a time that’s convenient for you. Our mobile mechanics complete anything from simple engine diagnostics to engine overhauls and total transmission replacements. Our friendly mobile mechanics will keep your personal information protected and will give you an upfront quote.
Why choose the mobile mechanics from ADVANCED MOBILE AUTOCARE for Your cam belt replacement:
At Advanced Mobile Autocare, when it comes to a cam belt replacement, we don’t compromise our parts and skills. Only the best quality parts and spares are used, for the longevity of your engine. With over 14 years experience in automotive industy, our mobile mechanics can do a timing belt from a little 4 cylinder engine to a V8 engine on both petrol & diesel engine. By coming to you in a short period of time, we can get you car done at your place while you having your comfort at home.
- Experienced mobile mechanics
- Focus on details
- The best quality parts only
- Affordable guarantee
- Fast & Efficient
- We come to you
If your car has done almost 100,000kms or over 5years, give our mobile mechanics a call, we will get it done properly, for your complete peace of mind.