Timing Belt Replacement Service in Frankfort, IL

Timing Belt Replacement Service in Frankfort, IL

When we think of maintaining and repairing our vehicles, we typically think of oil changes, air filter replacements, tire rotations, and windshield wiper replacements, but one thing we don’t usually think about is our timing belts and timing chains. These critical components synchronize the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft, ensuring the engine’s valves open and close at the right time. Though they typically last quite a while, it’s important to replace them frequently in order to avoid potential damage to your engine. Come into Silver Auto Sales if it’s been a while since you’ve had these essential parts looked at.

Difference Between Timing Belts and Timing Chains

There are a few key differences when it comes to timing belts and timing chains. The main difference is that timing belts are made from reinforced rubber and are located outside of the engine, while timing chains are made of metal and located inside the engine so they can be lubricated by engine oil. Up until the 1990s, the go-to choice for manufacturers were timing belts because they were less expensive and performed more quietly. However, timing chains have recently come back into style due to their longer lifespan and because technological innovations have made them equally as quiet. Unsure which you have installed in your vehicle? Just check the owner’s manual of your car or come into our Service Department and ask one of our expert mechanics!

Consequences of Broken Timing Belts and Timing Chains

If you wait too long to replace these critical components in your engine, you run the risk of catastrophic engine damage. Timing belts and timing chains ensure that your valves are out of the way when the piston comes up, but if they break, the valve might get smashed by the piston. If this happens at a high enough RPM, the valve can break and get sent flying into the engine, causing unpredictable damage. This is why it’s important to get your belts checked frequently. Ask yourself if you’d rather bear the cost of replacing a belt or replacing an entire engine? We think we know your answer.

Signs of a Bad Timing Belt and Timing Chain

There are a couple signs to look out for when checking for a bad belt or chain. The first sign is audible. If you hear the engine misfire and the combustion process go out of sync, that is one indicator that you need to drop by the Service Department at Silver Auto Sales.  You might also hear a ticking sound after you shut your car off and a rattling noise when you’re idling. If you see metal shavings in your engine oil, that’s a sign that the chain is beginning to disintegrate. Unfortunately, there might also be no sign at all, which is why it’s important to get your belts checked regularly. As a rule of thumb, it makes sense to replace these components at around 60,000 miles or after five years.

If you’re looking for timing belt replacement service in Frankfort, IL, don’t wait a minute longer to come into Silver Auto Sales. We can fix you your vehicle up right away and get you back on the road faster than you think! We are conveniently located at 198 Industry Avenue in Frankfort, IL.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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These guys went above and beyond to help me buy a Promaster that I had been eyeing from Wyoming. I flew to Chicago and took an Huber to Silver Auto. They even let me take one of the shops cars to go to the bank and get the check. #earlybirdgetstheworm.

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Nick and Ron were awesome! They told me to check out the car & they weren't hovering over me.I took it on a test drive, twice. They answered any questions I had. And took the best finance deal for me. They made sure I knew that cook County would send a separate tax bill. Silver auto is a mix of old school trust and new school sales. I was extremely happy

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Carol Stream
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I have purchased three cars from Silver Auto for me and family members over the years. Have never had an issue with any of them. Referred a friend to Silver Auto and she bought a car, and likewise, has never experienced and issue. The sales process has been pressure-free. I felt like I paid a fair price for the cars I purchased, and got a fair price for my trade ins. Very pleased with Silver Auto.

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Orland Hills
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These guys are great. They are very helpful, they don’t push and they tell it how it is. Very honest and it was a great overall experience.

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South Carolina
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Hi! Just wanted to say thank you to Silver Auto Sales! I love my new truck! I'm still on cloud nine and can't believe it's mine! I purchased the 2010 Ford F150 Lariat from you last week. I flew in from South Carolina and you treated me like family. You let me take the truck to an outside mechanic to check it out. By the time he finished, he wanted to buy the truck! You gave me a great deal. I appreciate your no pressure attitude and the sale was smooth. I drove it home that night-a 10 hour drive! And this week I drove up to NY to my nephew's graduation. Thanks again.

Great Experience! Very Professional! Definitely Recommend!

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My wife and I were looking for a 2nd car, and while searching we came across Silver Auto Sales via Capital One. After conducting a search for a couple of particular vehicles, we found a few of interest. I emailed them and received a response and a phone call from their salesman Nick. We spoke briefly, covered a few specifics and my wife and I came in. They brought the vehicle right up, we took it for a drive, gave it a once over. Came back and did the paperwork. We left the same day within a matter of hours with the vehicle of our choosing. Nick was great, Ron was very professional and informative. Overall we had a great experience, got a great suv at a great price. I would definitely recommend them. Thanks again Nick for the service we received and for helping us obtain another vehicle.

Found My Only Dealer to Buy From!

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What a great and efficient car buying experience. I have found my only dealer to buy from. From start to finish out in 2 hours. They did not push anything on you. I went there to look at a specific vehicle liked what I saw and purchased it. By far the best experience so far. If you want a low stress easy going go here there selection is vast.

Bought Site Unseen From Utah

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Excellent customer service. I bought the car site unseen and it was in the exact condition as mentioned on their website. The service was great, Zac even test drove the car and gave it a thorough look over for me to feel more comfortable in buying it without seeing it. Fast, Excellent customer service, Great to work with

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Polite and friendly employees!

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Laid back atmosphere and helpful & patient salesperson!

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Low pressure staff and good price!

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Grant P
Frankfort, IL
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Always great help here at silver. Everyone is very nice and helpful. Have bought a few cars from here now and they are always a good deal. Would suggest going here to anyone next time they need a used car. Great service, great people, great cars

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We had a great experience with Silver Auto Sales. Steve was very helpful and very no nonsense. Staff is extremely friendly and easy going. We got a very nice car at a very good price. I would recommend to everyone and plan on going back for my next purchase.

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There are many things I love about this place. I love that there is only ONE price and it is their best price. Which from my experience, looking at many cars before buying one, was always under Blue Book!!!! I hate the idea that someone else may get a better price for the same car cause they can negotiate better than I can. I hate to negotiate!!!! Over the summer I bought a Toyota Camry Solara Convertible, Yea baby!!!

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