Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Lake Zurich.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 years of experience
Whitney was very friendly and knowledgable. He did not try to sell me any additional repairs and was honest about the condition of my truck. He was happy to share his experience with me .I would highly recommend him to anybody.
Whitney was excellent and very meticulous at his job. My Elantra runs much smoother and nicer after the Timing belt change. Very happy with the work done !!!
Joseph

Joseph

18 years of experience
374 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Love this company so much! Second time I've had Joseph and he's fantastic!
Joseph initially diagnosed a coolant leak as a faulty water pump, and then swapped out the timing belt and water pump a few days later. His service was incredible and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Joseph visited me at my home on both occasions and I didn't have to sit in a smelly auto shop for 4 hours while the work was completed.
Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
Quick, knowledgeable, very skillful and genuine honest mechanic. Would recommend to anyone and made me a believer of this service.
Competent and knowledgeable.
Jonathan

Jonathan

19 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
19 years of experience
Excellent job. Very professional. Great job.
I was pleasantly surprised at how professional Jonathan was. The whole experience was better than I expected it to be and I will definitely do business with Your Mechanic again because of him.
Scott

Scott

18 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
18 years of experience
Patrick

Patrick

29 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
29 years of experience
Patrick is a complete professional. He showed up on time and completed the job on time. He replaced a water pump, thermostat and hoses.
Kenny

Kenny

25 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
25 years of experience
Jason

Jason

29 years of experience
109 reviews
Jason
29 years of experience
Jason was a pleasure to work with. He was on time and ready to work right away. Explained what he was doing and why. Very professional and result of his work was great. I would request him again if needed. Thanks
Tony

Tony

11 years of experience
121 reviews
Tony
11 years of experience
Diego

Diego

18 years of experience
208 reviews
Diego
18 years of experience
Showed up 10:15 am for 9:30 appt. Aside from this hiccup, starting out work is Awesome. Professional, attention to details of work and inspection. Recommendations of minor issues, oil change, filter, change. Brake fluid change, general maintence that most people should be capable of doing on their own. Diego offers price quote if You want him to complete. 1st experience with mechanic site, but seeing and hearing how work was done would recommend Diego and mechanic site reasonable or below cost pricing and they are mobile to come do work at any location.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Lake Zurich?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volkswagen Passat $644 $260.30 $383.95 17% $776.30
2009 Kia Sportage $737 $320.62 $415.94 16% $879.62
2005 Subaru Forester $666 $345.93 $319.96 14% $775.93
2008 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57
2004 Lexus IS300 $731 $290.73 $439.94 17% $881.98

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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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