How much does a timing belt replacement cost in Fairfax, VA?

August 13, 2021

How much does a timing belt replacement cost in Fairfax, VA?

Timing Belt Replacement

If you are due for a timing belt replacement, it’s important not to delay this service. If your timing belt breaks or fails, the collateral damage can add up to thousands of dollars in repairs.

When Should A Timing Belt Be Replaced? 

For most vehicles, a timing belt should be replaced every 60,000 – 100,000 miles, or if a problem arises. Click here to read 4 signs it’s time for a timing belt replacement.

Average Cost Of Timing Belt Replacement?

Having a timing belt replaced before it breaks will cost you between $500 and $1,000, depending on the type of vehicle you drive. If your timing belt breaks before replacing it, repairs could cost upward of $2,000 or more. Especially, if there’s other damage that occurred in the process.

Why Does Timing Belt Replacement Cost So Much?

A timing belt isn’t a very expensive part. The main expense of a timing belt replacement service is the labor cost of the service. A timing belt replacement consists of:

  • Stripping the front of the engine
  • Checking seals, pulleys and water pump
  • Changing the timing belt
  • Set the camshaft/valve timing
  • Test all the parts 

The cost to replace a timing belt will vary based on how much labor is required to access the components. Passenger cars (like a Honda Accord or a Toyota Camry) are generally less expensive because they have smaller engines that are easier to take apart. You should expect to pay more for a vehicle with a larger engine, especially a V8 on a truck or SUV.

If you are due for a timing belt replacement, we would be happy to provide you with a free quote. Give us a call at (703) 352-7770