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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,165

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Peter

42 years of experience
1301 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Great experience, took amazing care of my car! Would gladly book again!!
Very pleased with service and advice

Theodore

15 years of experience
1182 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Theodore was great. He is meticulous, he shared a lot of knowledge with me, he stayed until the job was done, he was prompt, he cleaned up the work area well afterward. He even gave me some tips for DIY work I was doing on the car. And when some billing issues arose, he helped resolve them. I thought it went very well.
Theodore is awesome with his excellent skills, 100% recommendation.

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
Great service. Quick through job. Joshua is very friendly and a pleasure to have work on my van.
Joshua changed my timing belt and spark plugs etc and also windshield wiper and tail lights. I would highly recommend him.

Andrew

14 years of experience
274 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
Showed up early and everything went as planned. Couldn’t recommend more.

Julio

14 years of experience
77 reviews
Julio
14 years of experience
Julio arrived early to pick up my car and took it to the near by shop to do the work on timing belt and new water pump. Would use the service again.

Robert

30 years of experience
587 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience

Anthony

16 years of experience
20 reviews
Anthony
16 years of experience
Very positive experience. Anthony was professional, worked quickly and communicated well. I would use your service again, especially Anthony.

Kenny

27 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
27 years of experience
Hi, the service is good and satisfactory, I will not hesitate to use your mechanic.com again. Pricing is fair.

Keith

17 years of experience
315 reviews
Keith
17 years of experience
Keith was a pleasant and courteous young man who I thought was very talented. He replaced my timing belt and water pump on my 2000 Lexus RX300. Now it is "quite as a mouse." Thank you Keith for a job well done. I will be asking for you in the future.

Kiri

19 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
19 years of experience
Great service!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Northbrook?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Jeep Renegade $762 $361.55 $399.95 15% $899.05
2006 Subaru Impreza $588 $348.05 $239.97 12% $670.55
2011 Volvo C70 $554 $314.19 $239.97 12% $636.69
2006 Lexus LS430 $838 $357.72 $479.94 16% $1002.72
2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron $873 $409.50 $463.94 15% $1033.00

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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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