Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Schererville.

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Number of Reviews

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Tien

21 years of experience
896 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien showed up early, which was nice and surprising. He was very nice and friendly. Tiens very informative, detailed and knowledgable. He surpassed any mechanic I've ever met. I have already referred him out and I'll definately be a long-term customer. Im beyond happy with my vehicle and all Tiens time he took to fix it.
We have been very pleased with the dedication and work ethics Tien has shown each time he has been here to work on each of our vehicles. He truly wants to make sure the job is completed correctly. Thanks Tien!

Robert

18 years of experience
623 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Great service! Robert is quick, knowledgeable, and very good with Honda vehicles. I would definitely recommend him and request him again.
Great work. Car is running like it was prior to breaking down.

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Ira is the man. He was extremely accommodating and helpful.
Experienced some setbacks but persevered and got it done.I recommend Ira.

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
David was great. Took really good care of my car and was very professional.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1043 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Arrived on time ready to go. Completed the inspection and timing belt/water pump/tensioner replacement earlier than expected. Courteous and informative.

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Really recommend his service to anyone else, needing auto services

Jonathon

14 years of experience
5 reviews
Jonathon
14 years of experience
He was on time, very friendly and knowledgeable

Derek

21 years of experience
71 reviews
Derek
21 years of experience
Derek was absolutely great! He was early and finished the work in a timely fashion. He explained everything he was doing along the way, invited me to hang out with him while he did the repair and answered all of the questions/concerns I had unrelated to the part he was fixing. Any questions I had were addressed I learned more in 30 minutes talking with Derek than I ever have from shops I've taken my cars to before. I would highly recommend using him for any/all of your automotive needs. Will definitely use this service and ask for Derek for any future repairs. Thanks!

Luis

17 years of experience
71 reviews
Luis
17 years of experience
This was my first experience using this site/service and after the work was complete boy am I sold. Luis was the mechanic assigned to my job and I could not have been happier. He was prompt, prepared, professional and affable. Luis was exemplary in the repair of my vehicle and I believe left my garage cleaner than when he started. To anyone seeking a competent mechanic that goes above and beyond for his customer I do not hesitate in my recommendation of Luis Arevalo.

Damian

9 years of experience
364 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
GOOD JOB, BUT DISAPPOINTED ON THE WAY BRAKE JOBS ARE PERFORMED, IN MOST CASES THE BRAKE PERSON WILL GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE OUT THE DISCS AND BE PREPARED TO CHANGE THEM OUT IF NECESSARY. THE MECHANIC DID NOT BRING THE ROTORS OR GIVE THE CUSTOMER THE OPTION OF PURCHASING THE ROTORS AND CHANGING THEM OUT, INSTEAD OFFERING A NEW QUOTE, SO FEEL TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. OTHER THAN THIS ISSUE, THE MECHANIC DID A GOOD JOB, CHANGING OUT THE WATER PUMP, BRAKE PADS, BRAKE FLUSH, AND TIMING BELT.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Schererville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Suzuki Forenza $427 $282.57 $143.98 10% $476.07
2006 Kia Sorento $945 $464.68 $479.94 14% $1109.68
2004 Volvo V40 $627 $283.51 $343.95 15% $745.76
2008 Lexus SC430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2009 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07

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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.

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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