Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Winnetka.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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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

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Super awesome mechanic, highly recommend. Very, friendly and has a wealth of knowledge on every vehicle out there. Fast persist and proficient work ethic. Most honest mechanic iv met in my life . Not enough good things to say about Jeff, if you need your car fixed and want reliable fast and dependable grade A+ mechanic who can fix any problem out there, Jeff is your man.
If I need more work done on any car I would request Jeff to come out.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney is a great guy who goes above and beyond to get the work done. He is insightful, experienced, and helpful at explaining and answering questions.
Whitney was excellent and very meticulous at his job. My Elantra runs much smoother and nicer after the Timing belt change. Very happy with the work done !!!

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
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.

Christopher

18 years of experience
123 reviews
Christopher
18 years of experience
I called him "the surgeon", straight to the point, very knowledgeable, came on-time. I recommended Chris and will definitely book him again.

David

30 years of experience
107 reviews
David
30 years of experience
He is good worker, friendly, and I would recommend him to a friend .

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Great service!

Barinder

20 years of experience
40 reviews
Barinder
20 years of experience
Barinder did a great job with the replacement of timing belt on Audi A6. He arrived on schedule informed on the service he was performing which he completed on time. I would recommend him anytime to any of my friends.

Damian

9 years of experience
360 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.

Scott

20 years of experience
49 reviews
Scott
20 years of experience
Scott worked in the timeframe given plus, he was very professional in doing the job! Satisfied Consumer


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Winnetka?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chevrolet Aveo $723 $434.82 $287.96 12% $821.82
2006 Subaru Baja $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2006 Subaru Legacy $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2005 Acura MDX $720 $311.82 $407.94 16% $860.07
2006 Lexus RX400h $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77

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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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