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Number of Reviews

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Robert

30 years of experience
583 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Robert is simply the best mechanic you could ask for. He is very knowledgeable and committed to what he is doing. He goes above and beyond to make sure your car in the best shape possible. I could not ask for more.

Dennys

29 years of experience
22 reviews
Dennys
29 years of experience
Denny is very kind and courteous. He done an excellent job and finished and hour early. Showed up exactly when he was scheduled. I highly recommend.

Adam

16 years of experience
124 reviews
Adam
16 years of experience
Adam is great.

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
I had a timing belt replacement service today. Joseph did his job very well. He was honest and professional. Thanks Joseph for your great job again!

John

19 years of experience
451 reviews
John
19 years of experience
John was absolutely awesome on time professional and very knowledgeable I will absolutely use his services again.

Whitney

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
38 years of experience
prompt, professional and great service

David

26 years of experience
182 reviews
David
26 years of experience
David was thorough and efficient. All repairs were done perfectly and now my car is as good as new! We will gladly use David again in the future.

Jay

36 years of experience
722 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
Jay is an excellent mechanic. He did a great job and took less time to complete the job. He performed above and beyond what needed to be done. He is also a very likable individual. I spoke to my brothers if they needed work to be done to request Jay or someone from “Your Mechanic”

Jamahl

19 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
19 years of experience
Friendly and Courteous knocked out the job and recommended want needed to be taken care of.

Allen

35 years of experience
456 reviews
Allen
35 years of experience
Better than expected. He was very professional and you can really tell he cares about you and your car


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Des Plaines?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Toyota Solara $649 $249.37 $399.95 17% $786.87
2005 Chevrolet Aveo $586 $266.46 $319.96 15% $696.46
2006 Kia Spectra5 $415 $175.42 $239.97 16% $497.92
2007 Audi A4 Quattro $753 $345.49 $407.94 15% $893.74
2012 Acura TSX $624 $304.42 $319.96 14% $734.42

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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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