Does Your Timing Belt Need Replacement?
Jorge Alonso Auto Repair – Timing Belt Specialists in Oceanside CA 90258
IGNORING YOUR TIMING BELT CAN LEAD TO COSTLY REPAIRS!
Timing belt replacement is a critical service that you simply don’t want to ignore. That’s because the timing belt is what assures that your pistons and valves don’t collide with each other as they move in your engine.
Your pistons travel up and down in the cylinder. Intake valves open at the right time to let in air and fuel, they close at the right time to allow the fuel to burn and then the exhaust valves open at the right time to let out the exhaust.
All this happens thousands of times a minute and it’s your timing belt that makes sure the valves are opening and closing at precisely the right time. If the timing is off, your engine won’t run. And that’s the best case.
The worst case is that a valve is opening at the wrong time and collides with the piston. The result is bent valves and maybe even more damage to the cylinder head. Repairs can run several thousand dollars.
Understand that timing belts just wear out naturally. You want to be sure to replace a worn timing belt before it slips or breaks.
Your owner’s manual will provide the manufacturer’s recommended service interval. If you don’t have your owner’s manual or you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can help and guide you to determine the recommend timing belt service interval is.
If your car has 60,000 miles, it would be a good time to make plans for that timing belt replacement. Still not sure if you should be concerned about timing belt replacement? Pick up the phone and call Jorge Alonso Auto Repair in Oceanside CA – Your Timing Belt Specialist Call now at 760-429-7620
WONDERING WHAT CAUSES YOUR CARS TIMING BELT TO FAIL PREMATURELY?
YES, TIMING BELTS CAN FAIL PREMATURELY. WHY DO TIMING BELTS FAIL EARLY?
Wondering about timing belt failure? There are a few different things that can cause your car’s timing belt to fail early. In some cases, the hardware like timing belt tensioners or idlers can cause your timing belt to fail prematurely. Likewise a faulty or leaking water pump can do the same.
Also understand that improper tension or your timing belt or and when the timing belt is soaked in engine oil, the belt can fail prematurely.
Questions about your timing belt? Call 760-429-7620
WONDERING WHEN YOU SHOULD CONSIDER CHANGING YOUR CARS TIMING BELT?
Timing belt recommended replacement intervals vary from 60,000 to 106,000 miles. But it really depends on the specific vehicle, manufacturer and engine in your car. This is just an estimate for most cars.
To be more specific about the service interval on your timing belt, you can find the recommended interval in your car’s maintenance schedule. It’s important that you don’t ignore those service intervals. When a timing belt fails, pistons and valves will collide with each other – and it all happens in a split second.
When the belt fails – you cannot shut the engine off quick enough – the damage is going to happen and it’s going to be costly. Still have questions about your timing belt? Don’t wait – it could cost you a lot! Pick up the phone and Call 760-429-7620