Crystal Lake, IL

7218 Virginia Road, Crystal Lake , IL 60014

(815) 261-4908
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AAMCO Timing Belt Service

Many vehicles are equipped with timing belts, and others use timing chains. The timing belt drives and synchronizes important valve and other internal components of the engine. A timing belt is a very important part of your engine. It is made of a very durable rubber and fibers and is typically located behind the drive belts and water pump, hidden inside the front engine cover. The function of the timing belt is to synchronize the rotation of the crankshaft with the camshaft(s) so that the engine's valves open and close at the proper times during each cylinder's intake and exhaust strokes. Making sure they do not interfere and collide with the engine’s pistons which would cause major internal engine damage. 

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Quick Check
Inspection includes:
  • - Alignment Check
  • - Tire Tread Depth Check
  • - Battery Health Check
  • - Check Engine Light Codes Check

We will provide an easy to read report of your results.
Offer good thru: 4/7/2019
Valid at AAMCO of Crystal Lake, IL
(7218 Virginia Road, Crystal Lake , IL 60014)
Visual inspection, retrieval and reporting on trouble codes are free of charge. Additional diagnostic may be recommended and charges may apply. May not apply to vehicles 1995 and older. This coupon must be presented at vehicle drop-off at the center identified above. The coupon is not valid in other centers. There is a limit of one coupon per vehicle, and the coupon may not be combined with other offers, discounts, or special fleet pricing. The coupon is valid on most vehicles, but certain exclusions apply. Void where prohibited or if altered.

Maintenance and Care

Timing belts often begin to wear down somewhere between 60,000 to100,000 miles and if let go much longer, have a good chance of breaking and causing internal engine damage.  You should refer to your owner's manual for timing belt maintenance information as there is likely a specified mileage interval where replacement is required.  If you have any questions or concerns, a trained technician at AAMCO Crystal Lake can give you more information and pinpoint any potential problems, saving you money and the inconvenience of a breakdown.

Indicators that it’s time to replace your Timing Belt

The timing belt is essential to continual operation of your engine and could be unsafe if the engine suddenly loses power or locks up completely.

If you experience any of the following conditions or symptoms, call or bring your vehicle into AAMCO Crystal Lake .

  • Your Factory Maintenance schedule indicates replacement is due, overdue  or near due
  • Ticking sound that seems to be coming from inside the engine
  • Engine is not running smoothly, is losing power, or is hard to start. Unusual exhaust or gasoline fumes
  • Engine will not turn over or turns over irregularly
  • Your car stops running abruptly
  • The edges of your timing belt look worn or frayed

If you're not sure whether you have a timing belt, or if you think there may be a problem with yours, let our expert mechanics at AAMCO Crystal Lake  check if for you. Call or stop in today.

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