Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Inkster.

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Number of Reviews

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David

19 years of experience
107 reviews
David
19 years of experience
David was very professional, and did a great job. Would absolutely recommend!

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
839 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Mr Carter did an impressive job of getting my Lexus running again. I have been driving it today and I am reasonably satisfied.
Arrived on time, courteous and professional.

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Very good mechanic, arrived on time and did an excellent job with no problems and was quicker than anticipated. Highly recommend.
Maxwell was punctual, had all the necessary tools to do the job and completed the work ahead of schedule! We were skeptical about using Your Mechanic but ended up being absolutely thrilled with the service! Thank you!!

Fred

15 years of experience
334 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
On time. Polite. Competent. Willing to answer questions. Did great work. What else can you ask for?
Did a great job. Very professional and courteous.

Chris

20 years of experience
1612 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was very personable, on time and having the work done at home was very convenient.
Chris was great and performed a great deal of work within a timely manner.

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Experienced some setbacks but persevered and got it done.I recommend Ira.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
AWESOME GUY! Definitely recommend him and Your Mechanic. Jeff came to replace my timing belt, and found that it must have been replaced right before we purchased the car, that saved us $160!!

Adrian

29 years of experience
75 reviews
Adrian
29 years of experience
Great mechanic, Friendly , Professional , would definitely recommend to family and friends.

Robert

40 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
Very good..

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!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Inkster?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Dodge Avenger $828 $291.64 $535.93 18% $1011.89
2005 Toyota Sienna $697 $256.77 $439.94 17% $848.02
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe $724 $499.85 $223.97 9% $800.85
2004 Lexus GS300 $627 $290.73 $335.95 15% $742.23
2007 Lexus SC430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52

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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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