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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Ben

40 years of experience
1145 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Very knowledgeable. Too me for a test drive after timing belt was replaced. A small coolant leak was detected but Ben went and bought the sealant and fixed it even though he was late for his next job. Also gave me some pointers and fixed my brake noises in 2 minutes. I will recommend this fine gentleman any day, every day.
Excellent experience. Punctual, knowledgeable and polite.

Diego

20 years of experience
558 reviews
Diego
20 years of experience
He was friendly, well knowledgeable and clean. I was very impressed.
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.

Joel

20 years of experience
831 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
Joel did a great job changing my timing belt and water pump. My car works like a charm now.
Very knowledge and professional.

Khoa

19 years of experience
398 reviews
Khoa
19 years of experience
Did a great job on my timing belt replacement.
Khoa is a quiet, straightforward, and efficient guy. He did a great job replacing the timing belt if my Sienna.

Chris

21 years of experience
1828 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris showed up early for the appt. He scored points for that. Chris got right down to business. He was great. I deginitely will be using him again! Thanks Chris!

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
Thank you so much for your hard work! You did an awesome job on my car it's running great!

Patrick

31 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
I thought I was to get $10.00 off for posting to Facebook for a total of $235.00 instead of $245.00 that I paid with Visa card ending in 0018.

Michael

28 years of experience
23 reviews
Michael
28 years of experience
Wonderful and knowledgeable mechanic. We would highly recommend your services with Michael.

Mark

10 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
10 years of experience
Mark is awesome!

Allen

35 years of experience
471 reviews
Allen
35 years of experience
Allen was great. He was able to complete a scheduled 9 - 10 hour job in abut 6.5 hours. The car runs great and Allen was able to answer all of my questions. I will definitely ask for Allen the next time I need a car mechanic. Thanks Allen.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Niles?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Subaru Legacy $792 $512.03 $279.96 10% $888.28
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser $931 $259.38 $671.91 19% $1162.38
2008 Dodge Nitro $537 $288.84 $247.96 13% $622.09
2010 Acura MDX $751 $311.02 $439.94 16% $902.27
2011 Acura RL $655 $311.02 $343.95 15% $773.27

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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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