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Number of Reviews

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Rusty

Rusty

20 years of experience
263 reviews
Rusty
20 years of experience
Rusty was very knowledgeable and helpful! Arrived right on time and got straight to work. Even though the appointment went longer than expected, Rusty was very thorough in his work and checking to make sure the whole car was in good shape. Would definitively book him again and y'all should too.
I have used many mechanics in my day and Rusty is probably the most knowledgeable mechanic I have ever talked with, not to mention showing up on time and completing the work when he said it would be done, because he came prepared. I have to admit I was very skeptical about hiring an online mobile mechanic (wasn't sure who or what was going to show up) but when Rusty arrived, he let me know he was here and got straight to work. This guy is definitely NOT a "shade tree" mechanic, if you are thinking about using this mobile mechanic service Rusty is the guy to go with.
Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Very pleased with Peter! Arrived early, completed the job early as a result. Peter was very professional. When he left, the work area was more clean than when he started! I hope I can have him do all future work I need performed!
Peter helped me out on short notice to fix my car. He was on time and professional. He quickly diagnosed and fixed my car in the middle of Arizona heat (113 F).
Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
Super awesome mechanic, highly recommend. Very, friendly and has a wealth of knowledge on every vehicle out there. Fast persist and proficient work ethic. Most honest mechanic iv met in my life . Not enough good things to say about Jeff, if you need your car fixed and want reliable fast and dependable grade A+ mechanic who can fix any problem out there, Jeff is your man.
Chet

Chet

38 years of experience
393 reviews
Chet
38 years of experience
Chet seemed very experienced and a genuine person. Very good job and I would recommend him to anyone:) thank you Chet for all your hard work on my truck that I love!
Joseph

Joseph

24 years of experience
351 reviews
Joseph
24 years of experience
Initially I have no idea that this kind of service exist like a house call. I was skeptical at first but my idea has changed. Mr. Joseph Smith arrived on time and ready to work. He was very informative and discussed with me what he was going to do. He showed me the materials and equipment to be replaced which you will not get to see if it was done at your dealership. The job was done within the proposed time and even made sure that my vehicle was clean. Gave me information on what is needed on the next service interval. Overall, I am happy with the service. I do recommend Joseph for your car maintenance need. I will use his service again.
Joseph

Joseph

17 years of experience
285 reviews
Joseph
17 years of experience
So amazing and professional really good mechanic too I wish I would have met him sooner!
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Ben was great! I thought my alternator was bad but he found that it was the water pump, which was being replaced as part of the timing belt kit anyway. Ben saved me some money! He explained what he was doing, he was very professional and he's a great guy on top of it all. I'd have Ben work on my cars again without question! I'd give him six stars if I could. Thanks Ben!
Charles

Charles

31 years of experience
242 reviews
Charles
31 years of experience
Charles got right to work. He was kind to my 6 year old son who was curious and wanted to “help”. Will definitely ask for Charles for all future work on my car.
Damian

Damian

8 years of experience
141 reviews
Damian
8 years of experience
GOOD JOB, BUT DISAPPOINTED ON THE WAY BRAKE JOBS ARE PERFORMED, IN MOST CASES THE BRAKE PERSON WILL GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE OUT THE DISCS AND BE PREPARED TO CHANGE THEM OUT IF NECESSARY. THE MECHANIC DID NOT BRING THE ROTORS OR GIVE THE CUSTOMER THE OPTION OF PURCHASING THE ROTORS AND CHANGING THEM OUT, INSTEAD OFFERING A NEW QUOTE, SO FEEL TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. OTHER THAN THIS ISSUE, THE MECHANIC DID A GOOD JOB, CHANGING OUT THE WATER PUMP, BRAKE PADS, BRAKE FLUSH, AND TIMING BELT.
Harish

Harish

24 years of experience
523 reviews
Harish
24 years of experience
Harish explained all points and he looks very experienced mechanic.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in East Chicago?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Kia Soul $575 $327.34 $247.96 12% $660.59
2005 Honda Accord $712 $311.82 $399.95 16% $849.32
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer $702 $398.21 $303.96 12% $806.71
2006 Lexus RX400h $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77
2007 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07

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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.

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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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