The belts in your car move like a chain on a bicycle, transferring energy and moving other engine components in sync. Timing belts, serpentine belts, fan belts, and v-belts in your car undergo a lot of stress.
Time, temperature, and work can wear them down, leading to cracks, swells, or splits. If these belts break down completely it can lead to severe damage to larger, more expensive parts, like your engine, alternator, air conditioning, and power steering.
Timing Belt Repair Service
Our trained technicians can help you identify any potential wear or breakage on the various belts in your engine, and can speedily and reliable replace them for you. Belts that are in good condition will keep your car running smoothly and safely, providing ease of mind for every driver.
Most belts require replacement after 30,000 – 60,000 miles, but it is crucial that you check and replace your belts at the recommended intervals found in your vehicle manufacturer recommendations, ignoring a worn belt can lead to intense and expensive repairs down the line.
Here are some things to look out for to know whether you may need a belt replacement:
- Loss of engine power
- Engine vibrating or car shaking
- Car overheating
- Difficulting starting car
- Chirping, squealing, or growling sounds from belts
- Visible frays, cracks, or rips in belts
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What is the timing belt in my vehicle?
The timing belt, specifically, is used to precisely control the camshaft in your engine. This belt also typically controls the water pump in your car, a part which often needs replacement in conjunction with the timing belt. The timing belt wears down just like the other belts in your vehicle, but it may be harder to spot a worn timing belt because it is hidden inside the engine.
This is why it is important to know the recommended time intervals between belt replacements, and why it is important to talk to your technician about the status and condition of all the belts in your vehicle, especially the timing belt.
If your timing belt needs to be replaced, our technicians will carefully remove the housing that covers it, inspect and replace the belt, make sure the engine timing is correct, and reassemble the engine.