Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Grayslake.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,114

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Patrick

31 years of experience
1043 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was punctual and completed the job well within the estimated time frame. Great job!
Excellent service.

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete is an excellent mechanic and a great guy. He went out of his way to get the job completed under pressure and under the scorching hot sun. He's my guy from now on!
Very good!

David

25 years of experience
182 reviews
David
25 years of experience
David Mattera was responsive and professional. He called me a day prior to appointment and arrived half an hour early. He explained to me what to expect. I really like the service.
I still did not have a chance to drive my truck but just by him starting the truck it sounds a whole lot better. I feel the trust in the work he did just buy our conversations through out the day. I really liked our talk out his personal vehicle and what he has don't to it. I would recommend your company especially Dave.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney is awesome, He is truly an expert. Came on time, explained to me what was going to happen, went through it step by step. It took a little more time than expected, but I would consider it a PLUS, considering that he was more interested in getting it right than getting it done fast.
Wonderful guy, very knowledgeable and honest and finished work by putting some extra work. Its difficult to find honest mechanics and Whitney is one of them. Very friendly. I'll use him again for future services.

Franky

23 years of experience
21 reviews
Franky
23 years of experience
best mechanic Ive ever had.

Brett

8 years of experience
176 reviews
Brett
8 years of experience
I can't say enough about Brett and his knowledge and great attitude. He narrowly saved me from a broken timing belt and though it was not an easy job, he stuck to it and finished it with a smile on his face. I would highly highly recommend him to service anyones vehicle. Its rare to meet someone as honest and professional as Brett. Thanks again sir.

Robert

18 years of experience
623 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Great service! Robert is quick, knowledgeable, and very good with Honda vehicles. I would definitely recommend him and request him again.

Junior

24 years of experience
69 reviews
Junior
24 years of experience
Amazing mechanic. We were changing something else and he told us that the timing belt needs to be replaced, he waited at the car when we went to the store and picked up a new timing belt. He explained everything he did and was really friendly.

David

12 years of experience
20 reviews
David
12 years of experience
Knowledgeable person and a great mechanic

Galvani

25 years of experience
16 reviews
Galvani
25 years of experience
Great job on everything!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Grayslake?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour $792 $311.82 $479.94 17% $956.82
2007 Subaru Outback $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2008 Toyota Highlander $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77
2004 Audi A6 Quattro $835 $330.94 $503.93 17% $1008.19
2014 Acura RLX $713 $392.66 $319.96 13% $822.66

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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.

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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