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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,102

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Ben

39 years of experience
1094 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Had timing belt replaced- Amazing !!! Ben did a great job, he is professional and knows what he is doing. My car runs like it did when it was new. I will be using Ben from now on for all my car repairs! Nice guy also. BTW I am a real customer my service was done on 9/23/2016. I can't say enough about how happy I am with the work Ben did today. You have ALL my business!!!
Excellent mechanic, very nice person.

Peter

41 years of experience
1222 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
On time very knowledgeable, did a very good job
Was early and finished in half the time estimated. Was very professional, kind and really did an above and beyond job. This was my first time using this service and I am excited to never have to leave my car in a shop again :)

Joe

41 years of experience
694 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great mechanic 
On time, finished job in a timely manner. Did not leave any mess and my car runs great. I am very impressed with the service provided and that it met all my criteria.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney Ortiz was absolutely great. He was friendly, efficient and most importantly, professional. He arrived on time and was removing parts within 10 minutes of arrival. Whitney was very knowledgeable on replacing the timing belt/water pump on our '02 Sequoia as he had already done a few on the exact engine in the past few months. Interestingly enough, he also described a few of the problems he had encountered with the water pumps he had previously installed and sure enough, he encountered a defective O-ring on the water pump. Not a problem though as he replaced the defective new O-ring with the original O-ring and everything was all fixed. This did take about an extra 45 minutes but if Whitney had not let car idle for 15 minutes after installing the new water pump O-ring - I would have found out the hard way that there was a leak in the water pump. I'm glad Whitney has thorough and knew to test the new water pump system the proper way before leaving for the day. Bottom line - I will use Whitney for all my car repairs moving forward.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Arrived on time, courteous and professional.
Arrived early, finished early and did a great job!

Chris

20 years of experience
1580 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
great service. arrived earlier, which was great. although he was not feeling 100% he left me 100% satisfied. Will use again.

Jay

35 years of experience
689 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay did and amazing job on my 1991 Acura Integra! Replaced the timing belt, and he went above and beyond to make sure the job was done well. It was a big job and I am glad Jay came to do it. We will definitely use his services again, and will be recommending him and Your Mechanic to friends.

Frederick

14 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
14 years of experience
Frederick changed the timing belt on my Acura MDX with no problem. It was really convenient to get this repair done on a Sunday at my home. In addition, the price for this service was by far a lot less than the dealership with the same level of expertise. Overall this was a really great experience and I will definitely get future repairs done by Frederick.

David

16 years of experience
44 reviews
David
16 years of experience
David was early to the appointment and very friendly and professional!

Patrick

11 years of experience
13 reviews
Patrick
11 years of experience
Patrick was late for the appointment due to some unforeseen problems. He was very nice and professional. It was a very difficult part to replace on my vehicle but he handled it with patience and composure. My son who lives in California recommended trying my mechanic out. I had never heard of the service and was very skeptical about trying it. Because of how good Patrick was, I am glad I tried it out. He also inspected other parts of my vehicle which was a good surprise. I would highly recommend Patrick to anyone and would ask for him anytime I need service. If Patrick is an example of your mechanics than you have a great service.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Oak Lawn?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Hyundai Elantra $513 $216.66 $295.96 16% $614.41
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser $883 $323.19 $559.93 17% $1075.69
2004 Mazda Miata $571 $290.90 $279.96 14% $667.15
2004 Acura RL $870 $286.46 $583.92 18% $1071.21
2011 Audi A3 $807 $487.46 $319.96 11% $917.46

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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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