Is your vehicle due to replace the timing belt? We’re your resource for timing belts in the Rosemount area.
A Timing Belt is a part of an internal combustion engine that synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft(s) so that the engine’s valves open and close at the proper times during each cylinder’s intake and exhaust strokes. If the timing belt breaks, the valves, which are very light, will open at the wrong time and hit the larger pistons and cause extensive internal damage to the engine.
Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no obvious signs the timing belt is near death; it will just break. That’s why our highly rated auto technicians recommend replacing it every 60,000 to 100,000 miles as a preventative maintenance item. You can check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendations or call us today and we would be happy to look for you.
Keep in Mind…Yes, there are some shops and even your dealer who will quote the job at a much lower price because they don’t include the water pump or hydraulic tensioner. The Medi-CAR opinion is to replace the water pump at the same time as the timing belt. The water pump does wear out (100k is a long life for a mechanical part) and the labor cost is usually the same because the water pump is run by the timing belt so when a water pump is removed so is the timing belt. I don’t mean to be suspicious of other shops but it just doesn’t seem nice to charge 5 (or more) hours to replace the timing belt and charge the same 5 hours again in another 20K miles to replace the pump, if it should fail.
The hydraulic tensioner, camshaft and crankshaft seals are other crucial parts of the repair because they wear out as does any mechanical part, and the labor is the same cost wise to you, just like with a water pump. This can save you from break downs, oil leaks, and further cost in repairs down the road.
Learn more about Timing Belts
This is a informative video that will show you what a timing belt does. We are also always available to answer any questions you may have. Use our contact us page or call us at 651-322-6466
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