Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Northville.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore is prompt, very personable and competent. I look forward to doing business with him in the future.
Theo was on time. He was very courteous and didn't mind me asking questions from time to time. I felt we had a good rapport. He did a great job of explaining everything to me and pointed out some things to me about the car as well. Says my car should last another 10 years at least..

Joseph

18 years of experience
426 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Love this company so much! Second time I've had Joseph and he's fantastic!
Very fast and friendly.

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
This was awesome. Booking was easy. Robert was on-time. Fantastic. I'd highly recommend him. He did the work right on the street in front of my house. He did the work. Cleaned up. Left nothing wasteful behind. This is a fantastic service.
Robert was right on time. Got the job done in record time even though he was provided the wrong parts. Only one problem is that I had no treats for "baby", his dog...sorry...Will definitely request Robert again

Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph did a fantastic job . He arrived early and completed the timing belt ahead of schedule

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe was very helpful and accommodating. I plan on using his services for future needs and will refer my friends and family as well.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Raul was knowledgeable, friendly and fast. I appreciated him driving me around to pick up an extra part I needed. Thanks Raul!

Matthew

31 years of experience
618 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Matthew was very friendly, courteous and explained everything before and after he completed. Everything was spotless. Very professional job. He's the first one I'll call next time I need work done. WAY better than dropping the car off at the dealer or a shop.

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience
Great overall service. Kept us well informed of the timing and services to be performed. Demonstrated knowledge of the services being performed.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris showed up earlier than the appointment time. He did a great job in fixing my car. I had water pump, timing belt, and all the other belts replaced. He notified me about the issue with the A/C pulley which i was able to get the part from a dealer which he also replaced. Overall it was a great experience. I would definitely recommend him. He is easy going and will notify you about the future problems that you may run into. Like they say "Apple a day keeps the doctor away", I have similar thing to say about Chris "Chris workmanship will keep the problems away"....

Alfredo

19 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
19 years of experience
Alfredo was great. He came prepared and was very efficient. He finished my timing belt in the time it was to take.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Northville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Honda Accord $672 $311.82 $359.95 15% $795.57
2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse $608 $304.38 $303.96 14% $712.88
2007 Toyota Land Cruiser $718 $358.52 $359.95 14% $842.27
2013 Acura ZDX $738 $433.97 $303.96 12% $842.47
2012 Acura TSX $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82

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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.

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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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