If the timing belt has snapped, then the engine will shut down and your vehicle will need to be towed to High Tech Auto & Truck in Chantilly, VA. Your vehicle’s age, specific engine type, and manufacturer’s recommendations will determine the timing belt replacement intervals. Older makes and models manuals recommended that belts be replaced at about 60,000 miles, but newer models’ manuals replace them at about 100,000 miles. You do not want to get caught with a belt that needs to be replaced because sudden breakage will leave you stranded. The camshaft and crankshaft are no longer able to turn at the correct rate or operate in sync without the belt.
The crankshaft moves pistons up and down in the right cycle, and the camshaft opens and closes the valves for intake and exhaust. All of this happens in sync when the belt is operating effectively. The engine will simply stop turning over if the belt is broken. There are several signs that our qualified techs will recognize during an inspection service. We’ll know your vehicle needs a timing belt replacements when there’s a loss of engine power, fuel economy, and engine vibration. Bring your vehicle to us for a maintenance service that will check to see if there are signs of cracking, worn out teeth, or stretching. Our belt inspections will keep you ahead of any costly repairs or breakdowns.
The belt is vital to running other components like the vehicle’s water pump, oil pump, and injection pump. Repairing the water pump will require the belt to be removed. This can cause the belt to be compromised with stretching which makes re-installing and setting the timing correctly difficult. It’s not wise to install a used belt because removal stretched the belt, preventing the system from being properly timed. If your vehicle needs a water pump replacement, you should replace the belt as well. The cost for a new belt is less than the labor costs associated with a repair or breakdown.
High Tech Auto & Truck adheres to your manufacturer’s recommendations for proper timing belt intervals. Find out the true condition of your vehicle’s belt. Our team provides thorough inspection and maintenance services that will prevent future breakdowns. We have a team of ASE Certified technicians who use state-of-the-art tools and equipment to perform all timing belt or water pump repairs and replacements. Give us a call today at 703-947-0978 to schedule your timing belt inspection or repair service. Next time you’re in the area, feel free to stop by our facility. We gladly accept all of our walk-ins! Save yourself time by scheduling right now using our convenient online scheduling system.