Timing Belt Repair | Motor Works

Timing Belt Repair

Out Of Time Means Something Very Different To A Car
When a human is out of time, they are usually running late. When a car’s engine is out of time Basic Timing Belt Math (below) takes over. YIKES! Motor Works has serving DeKalb and Northern Illinois customers since 1984. We have three ASE Master Certified Specialists on staff to help you with any engine need.

Basic Timing Belt Math:
1) Broken Timing Belt = Tow Truck
2) Broken Timing Belt (May) = Destroyed Engine

Yup, no kidding. Please read on.

A little theory is in order. The timing belt synchronizes two rotating shafts; a crankshaft which controls the pistons and the camshaft which controls the valves. If the belt breaks the two shafts go out of sync and “BANG!” the valves hit the pistons, causing catastrophic engine damage. This doesn’t happened on every motor, but do you really want to take the chance?

An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure - Ben Franklin
Replacing your timing belt at the recommended interval is the key to preventing the “BANG Syndrome” mentioned above. What’s the recommended interval? It varies between 60,000 and 105,000 miles. Call us. We’ll look it up for you.

Schedule Today!
Customer satisfaction is our top priority. To all the folks in DeKalb and Northern Illinois we hope you’ll let us prove it. If you would like to bring your car in for a timing belt replacement, please schedule an appointment online or call us at (815) 756-2882 to speak with our friendly staff.

Cool Stuff
For more detail, an animated illustration and a movie on Timing Belts please click on the following colored NAPA Service Assistant Link, and then click on Timing Belts under the Preventive Maintenance Heading.
NAPA Service Assistant

A broken timing belt has allowed the valves to hit the pistons. This has destroyed the engine. The answer to timing belt related engine destruction is preventive maintenance. Call Motor Works for details.