I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant with 48,000 miles on it. How important is the 55,000 timing chain service? Does it need done? How important is this over long engine life ? Can you give my an estimate of the cost? Do you recommend a Mitsubishi service tech ? Or can I find any mechanic to do the work ?
The timing belt service is very important and can save you money in the long run. If the belt were to break, internal damage can happen and would cost you a great deal more than the less than 500.00 dollars it will cost you now. It will probably be around $360.00 for the job give or take some shop supply charges. Most full service auto repair centers can handle this job for you, no need to take it to the dealer. It is extremely important to have this service done to to maintain long engine life.