Timing Belt Replacement
How does a timing belt work?
Your vehicle’s timing belt is one of the most integral parts that keeps your car running. It links the camshaft (which lets air and gas in and out of the engine by opening and closing the engine’s valves) to the crankshaft, which manages the pistons of your engine. In most vehicles, the timing belt is also responsible for the operation of your vehicle’s water pump, oil pump, and injection pump.
How do I know if I need a timing belt replacement?
If your timing belt breaks or cracks, it can cause severe damage to your vehicle. Some signs of a bad or worn out timing belt include:
- Your vehicle’s engine is stalling.
There are teeth on timing belts which grip gears as they rotate a variety of engine parts and components. If these teeth become brittle or ever start falling off or, the timing belt will start to slip away from the gears.
- You hear odd noises coming from the engine.
If you hear a ticking noise coming from your engine, it could indicate low oil pressure within your engine or a failing timing belt.
- There is smoke coming from your engine.
The top of every cylinder has two holes that let in air and let out out engine exhaust. The opening and closing of these holes are synchronized with how the cylinders move and how the camshaft rotates. A worn out or broken timing belt means this movement is not synchronized, causing a buildup of exhaust that is expelled in the form of smoke.
Although the recommended interval to replace your timing belt is every 100,000 miles, if you are experiencing one or more of the symptoms above, it’s a good idea to bring your car to an auto repair shop that can quickly diagnose and repair the issue. That shop is Auto Tech Service Center in Conyers. Our technicians have decades of experience and have extensive factory and/or advanced technical training. If you are in Conyers or surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us today!
How much will a timing belt replacement cost?
If not treated quickly, a broken timing belt can also damage your vehicle’s valves, pistons, or water pump, which could cost you a lot more money. To avoid a problem before it happens, replacing a timing belt can cost anywhere between $550 and $1,200, with around 60 percent of the cost going towards labor and the other 40 percent going towards parts. While this may sound expensive, it is most cost-effective to get your timing belt replaced at the first sign of trouble, rather than wait for conditions to get worse.
To find out how much a timing belt replacement for your vehicle would cost, don’t hesitate to give Auto Tech Service Center in Conyers a call.
Your Trusted Shop for Timing Belt Replacement
If you are in need for a timing belt replacement and are in Conyers or surrounding areas, look no further than Auto Tech Service Center. Our team has decades of combined experience and will make sure we make the most accurate diagnoses of repairs your vehicle needs. Here are some reasons to make us your local auto repair shop:
- We employ ASE-certified technicians in all areas of work performed.
- We exercise reasonable care for the customer’s property while it is in the shop’s possession.
- We provide a system for fair settlement of customer complaints, should they occur.
- We cover Parts and Labor on Qualifying Repairs and Services for 24 Months/24,000 Miles.
- We are dedicated to customer satisfaction.
Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 770-922-1480 today!