Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Novi.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,101

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Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Super-helpful and showed me some repairs that I can easily do myself.

Robert

18 years of experience
612 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert was on time and got the job done ahead of schedule
Robert replaced my timing belt, water pump and pulleys and gave me an honest diagnostic. He also fixed a serpentine belt squeak at no additional charge. He's very nice and has a cute dog, and it was the best price in town.

Peter

41 years of experience
1222 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Outstanding! Was sceptical and hesitant to use this service, I'm just accustomed to the inconvenience of taking my car to a brick and mortar shop. Never again if it can be avoided. Peter was the consummate experienced professional. Not only was the problem exactly as he expected, the repair was less than the quote- which was already significantly less expensive than my past experience with traditional shops. I am overjoyed at the convenience of this service and I will definitely use again. Highly recommended, and Peter was phenomenal.
Peter is punctual, professional and courteous. Oh and by the way he's the most mechanically knowledgeable person I've spoken with in decades! (And I speak with a lot of people) Thanks Man!!!

Theodore

14 years of experience
1057 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Excellent job. Very efficient. Managed work space well. Very clean. I plan to hire Theodore for all my future automotive repairs that require a highly skilled and experienced mechanic.

David

12 years of experience
66 reviews
David
12 years of experience
David showed up on time was very professional it said it would take 4 to 5 hours to complete he did it in 3 hours Plus he build up the coolant reservoir put air in my flat tire and diagnosed a bad battery overall he was awesome

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
On time. And good job.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1023 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was great. He called me to let me know he was stuck in traffic and was going to be few minutes late. I was having the timing belt replaced with my own parts. We discovered a part that I needed and he was very patient as I looked all around N Austin for the correct replacement part. I'm pleased with the service and would recommend again.

Honorio

17 years of experience
745 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Awesome. Good work, good time, showed up early and is honest and smart

Jerome

22 years of experience
395 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Jerome did a great job on my honda - I will be calling on him for more repairs and telling my friends about him.

Duane

23 years of experience
363 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Knowledgeable, friendly, and quick!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Novi?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Mitsubishi Outlander $1109 $748.63 $359.95 10% $1232.38
2008 Hyundai Tiburon $449 $216.66 $231.97 15% $528.41
2004 Dodge Neon $643 $323.19 $319.96 14% $753.19
2014 Acura TL $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82
2006 Audi TT $661 $348.93 $311.96 13% $768.18

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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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