Timing Belt Replacement in Arlington, Virginia
Your Local Engine Repair Experts
Every driver knows that the engine is what makes your car run. Every driver may not know how many parts and processes are in place that ensures combustion occurs. One such process involves the timing belt. The timing belt is responsible for synchronizing the camshaft’s movement with the crankshaft’s movement, in turn, allowing each cylinder to fire at the appropriate time. The alternative to this part is a timing chain, a metal piece that is heavier and more complex. Timing belts, on the other hand, are made of a rubber compound, which is quieter and more efficient. They also don’t require lubrication to work, whereas timing chains do. Over time, timing belts require replacement due to the natural degradation of rubber. In some cases, it may break before its recommended replacement interval. When this happens, your engine can stop working, the valves can bend, and damage can occur to the pistons or cylinder wall. Here at Auto Stop in Arlington, Virginia, we have ample experience with timing belt replacement service for all makes and models.
When Do You Need Timing Belt Replacement?
Timing belt replacement is dependent on your make and model, but on average, replacement is needed every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. You can reference your owner’s manual for a more exact timeframe or speak to a team member for guidance. Our ASE-Certified technicians are experts at engine care, including timing belt replacement, and are efficient in their servicing. We’ll keep an eye on your engine unit when you come in for routine care, but sometimes timing belt failure can occur due to premature wear or breakage. Signs that indicate it may need to be replaced ahead of schedule include a ticking noise from the engine, your engine not being able to turn over, decreased engine power, exhaust issues (such as an increase in smoke output), and your RPMs acting strange. An oil leak near the engine is also a common symptom of a timing belt problem. Often, the leak stems from a loose nut or bolt in the timing belt cover or from when the gasket between the engine block and timing cover wears or cracks. Overheating and a host of additional issues can occur then.
Schedule Service Today
If you’re due for timing belt replacement, or if you suspect there may be an issue with the timing belt, consult our expert team at Auto Stop. We’ll perform a thorough timing belt inspection and plan the steps for proper repair. If, after inspection, additional service is needed, we will let you know. Similar repairs can simultaneously occur, including water pump replacement, valve replacement due to a bent valve, and cylinder head replacement. Timing belt replacement is an involved procedure, but rest assured our technicians are prepared and ready. We are trained and experienced in this service, and it comes backed by our 36-month/36,000-mile warranty. To make your visit with us seamless, you can drop off and pick up your vehicle outside normal business hours or request our free pick-up and delivery service, which caters to customers within two miles of our auto shop. We also offer free shuttle service and loaner cars by appointment! Get in touch with us today at 703-931-4575 to learn more and ask us any questions. Auto Stop looks forward to helping you soon here at 3808 S Four Mile Run Dr, Arlington,.