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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,165

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Robert

19 years of experience
715 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Robert was on time and got the job done ahead of schedule
He is doing good job

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience
Jeff came on time, worked quickly, and seemed very competent. Using Your Mechanic is very convenient. I will use Jeff and Your Mechanic again.
Jeff was a very knowledgeable about what he was doing and went about it in a professional way. I will request him when I have more repairs to be done. He had everything needed to do the job. When he had a tool problem, rather than quit, he worked through it and was able to complete the job in record time. I liked the way his truck was set up for most jobs he had to do.

Chet

40 years of experience
445 reviews
Chet
40 years of experience
Outstanding mechanic,knowledgeable,and hardwork,one of the best.I was notified with appointment dates and times and all were kept,professional and friendly.

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
GOOD!!!

Mark

10 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
10 years of experience
Best of the best.

Joseph

26 years of experience
539 reviews
Joseph
26 years of experience
He makes it look easy, but it is not. Does not waste time, gets on the job right away and does an excellent job.

Milton

36 years of experience
239 reviews
Milton
36 years of experience
Everything was fine but the website needs to be more realistic on job time estimates - without increasing the rates .

Barinder

21 years of experience
40 reviews
Barinder
21 years of experience
It was my first experience with this firm. My car required timing belt change. Barinder came to my address on time. He was very professional, friendly, and gave me all the correct advice specifically needed for my car. He finished the work on time and also inspected the car throughly. He also advised on other aspects, by which I can get better, and long lasting service from my car.

Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
Tien showed up early, which was nice and surprising. He was very nice and friendly. Tiens very informative, detailed and knowledgable. He surpassed any mechanic I've ever met. I have already referred him out and I'll definately be a long-term customer. Im beyond happy with my vehicle and all Tiens time he took to fix it.

David

31 years of experience
107 reviews
David
31 years of experience
First 'Your Mechanic' experience & very pleased with (both) them & David. Absolutely no complaints/regrets. Interesting business model & hope this will be an ongoing option for our friends, family, & us in the future. David seemed extremely knowledgeable about not just this 24 yo car but various other autos. Thanks again.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Barrington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Subaru Outback $604 $348.05 $255.96 12% $692.05
2014 Volkswagen Jetta $858 $505.76 $351.95 12% $978.76
2005 Volvo S60 $513 $272.71 $239.97 13% $595.21
2012 Acura TL $695 $311.02 $383.95 15% $827.02
2005 Lexus LX470 $718 $357.72 $359.95 14% $841.47

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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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