For timing belt repair and replacement in Knightdale, NC, USA Automotive’s highly qualified technicians are the ones to trust.
Your timing belt is a critical component of your vehicle. If it breaks, it can cause your engine to fail which can lead to your vehicle shutting down. Your vehicle’s timing belt is designed to keep the camshaft and crankshaft timing in check in order to allow the engine to run at its maximum efficiency, a timing belt is meant to wear out after a certain period of time.
If you’ve started to hear an abnormal squeaking or rattling noise coming from the engine bay or are sensing a burning smell, these may be symptoms that your timing belt needs replacement.
A timing belt is responsible for synchronizing the engine’s functions. It’s main job is to control the synchronization between the crankshaft and camshaft inside the engine, which makes it possible for the engine valves to open and close at the right time while the engine is running, allowing air and gas in and out. Because of this, the fuel ignites in the combustion chamber and the valves push the pistons down.
If it’s not replaced on time it can slip, stretch or break, causing major engine damage and a much heftier repair bill than the one you would have gotten in the first place.
Unfortunately, many times you won’t run into any obvious signs that your timing belt is about to fail; and in most cases, if it’s not replaced in a preventative manner, it will simply break.
Our staff of specialized technicians recommends a timing belt replacement every 60,000 to 100,000 miles, however, make sure to check your owner’s manual to find out the precise recommendation for your vehicle, or feel free to call us and we can provide that information for you.
Replacing a timing belt preventively can cost between $250 and $900. However, once your timing belt is broken it can cost up to $2,000 or more. The cost to repair can fluctuate depending on whether there was any damage caused to the valves, pistons or water pump.
When it comes to your vehicle and your safety it is in your best interest to stay ahead of everything and get your timing belt replaced on time.
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