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What does a comprehensive vehicle inspection include?

The inspection will include everything the manufacturer specifies and is required for the logbook service. Everything below, and much much more!

  • 1. Test drive

    The engine, drivetrain, brakes and suspension in your vehicle will be tested to ensure that they are up to standard.

  • 2. Operational check

    The standard components of your vehicle such as seat belts, lights, wipers including washers and arm mechanism, horn will be inspected. The air/cabin filters and housing will also be checked.

  • 3. Digital battery check

    Your battery will be tested and printed results will be provided.

  • 4. Vehicle digital diagnostic scan

    A complete electronic diagnostic scan, with forefront equipment.

  • 5. Inspection of underbody

    A visual inspection will be conducted for leaks from your engine, exhaust system, fuel line and gearbox.

  • 6. Tyre pressure and tread wear check

    The condition, pressure and tread wear of your tyres (including the spare) will be inspected to ensure that it is up to the legal standard.

  • 7. Brake wear recommendation

    A precise measurement can be provided to you. This will also include a fluid condition check.

  • 8. Suspension system check

    Joints and bearings in your vehicle will be checked for any leaks.

  • 9. Final assessment of vehicle

    The wheels are cross checked and a final road test is performed to ensure quality of the service and operations performed.

Get your timing belt checked before it goes critical!

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One component. All it takes is one busted component and suddenly your car won’t start. You roll into a mycar service centre and it turns out your timing belt has stopped synchronising the motion of your car’s camshaft and crankshaft, potentially doing expensive or irreparable damage to your engine.

Get ahead of this scenario and get your timing chain or belt checked the moment your car shows signs of hesitation when you turn the key. While timing belt issues are ordinarily detected with regular servicing - age can play a big part in scheduling a timing belt replacement - this rubber essential can stretch and fail between inspections, particularly if it’s been a while.

Schedule a timing belt check and replacement

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Managing your timing belt cost is easy with mycar

mycar prides itself on being transparent about price, so once we’ve made our diagnosis, you’ll receive a detailed quote, highlighting what repairs are necessary and the price of any replacement parts. If you’re having trouble finding the money upfront, that’s okay, timing belt replacement can be unexpected and occasionally expensive. With this in mind, we’ve partnered with Zip Pay, helping everyday drivers handle repair costs in easy to pay installments without ringing the bank or calling in a favour.

Put the brakes on your next breakdown. Replace your timing belt today.

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When to schedule a timing belt change

If you’re wondering when to replace a timing belt - look no further. We recommend getting your timing belt assessed as part of a regular car maintenance schedule. If you notice any of the following signs or something feels wrong behind the wheel, do not hesitate to drop into mycar - timing belts can and do go critical without warning.

  • Is there a ticking noise coming from the engine?
  • Is there an oil leak from the front of the engine?
  • Is your car revving abnormally?
  • Is there a rotational sound from the front of your engine?

How much will a timing belt replacement cost?

The final timing belt cost really depends on the make and model of the car, but generally ranges from $500-$1000. This also depends on whether a full timing belt kit is replaced. Some of these kits include idler bearings, timing belt tensioner and oil seals.

Due to the type of work involved in removing the timing belt, the mechanic may suggest replacing some other aging parts while they are in there like the water pump, to save you money in the long run. If these parts are recommended to be replaced and they’re not replaced failure of the timing belt could occur.

It is important to note that if the timing belt replacement is due to it breaking instead of as part of scheduled maintenance, the cost of repair can be significantly higher, as a timing belt can cause major damage to an engine if it breaks.

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Find out how our Customers feel about our timing belt replacement

There’s plenty to love about getting your timing belt repaired at mycar, as you can gather from some of our most recent customer reviews.

5 star rating
John - Mitsubishi Lancer

My car had issues with our cars timing belt. The problem was dealt with as soon as we were able to get the vehicle to mycar. We are very pleased with the service provided.

01/07/2020

Munno Para - SA Store

 

 

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5 star rating
Lee - Hyundai Accent

Friendly and honest. We asked them to check our brakes as well as replacing timing belt. They did the timing belt but said our brakes were all good no replacement was needed. We were very happy with their honesty and will be back in January for a full service.

20/11/2020

Wanneroo - WA Store

 

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4 star rating
Jason - Holden Commodore

We booked our car in to get a timing belt done. Exceptional friendliness and willingness from Lei we will continue to use mycar in Berwick. Thank you Lei for your amazing customer service.

25/03/2020

Berwick South - VIC Store

 

 

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Everything you need to know about your timing belt

What is a timing belt?

A timing belt is a rubbery strap or band that synchronises the motion of an engine’s camshaft and crankshaft, this makes the valves open and close at the right time, during the cylinder’s intake and exhaust strokes. Some cars use a timing chain instead of a belt, which is a roller chain, and is generally more durable than a belt..

How long does a timing belt last?

Timing belt replacement is built into a car’s scheduled maintenance or logbook servicing. Unfortunately, there is no exact timings it depends on the make and model of the car, generally cars require a new timing belt between 40,000 and 150,000km.

Timing Chains and timing belts are different as chains don’t have scheduled replacement intervals. Timing chains are replaced on a need to do basis.

Sometimes at the same time as a timing belt replacement it is recommended to replace a drive belt. Drive Belts run the external components of the engine like alternators, air conditioning compressors and power steering pumps. These belts may be recommended to be replaced at time of timing belt replacement depending on condition.

How long does it take to replace a timing belt?

A timing belt generally takes about 1-4 hours to replace, this varies depending on the make and model of the vehicle. If you are getting the replacement done as part of a service, the total time of the service will depend on what else is required as part of the manufacturer recommendations.

How do I find a timing belt replacement and repairs near me?

With over 260 stores Australia-wide you’re sure to find a mycar store nearby for timing belt replacement. There are mycar stores located in major cities including Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne.

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