When it comes to your vehicle's engine, timing is everything. With dozens and dozens of parts spinning around in your vehicle every time you start it, proper timing is a must - it’s imperative to keep track of your engine’s timing belt.
The timing belt is an often overlooked component during routine car maintenance, but if it breaks, your vehicle won’t work at all. The best-case scenario - when your timing belt breaks - is that you’ll be stranded and inconvenienced somewhere and forced to call a tow truck to bring your car to a local Albuquerque car repair shop have your timing belt replaced. It's important to know that with some newer engines, a broken timing belt can mean severe engine damage, requiring an engine rebuild or replacement costing thousands of dollars.
A timing belt looks similar to the clothing accessory of the same name and is located under the hood of your vehicle. It’s the job of a timing belt to transfer the rotation created by the crankshaft to the camshaft which is responsible for opening the valves; these valves need to open and close at exactly the right time for your engine to function.
The best approach is to be proactive - avoid a hassle by replacing the relatively inexpensive timing belt at your Albuquerque Auto Repair shop according to your car manufacturer’s recommended interval. Timing belts generally need to be changed every 60,000-90,000 miles; it’s wise to consult an ASE-Certified mechanic at your local Albuquerque Auto Repair shop for an exact recommendation for your vehicle.
Because timing belts aren’t easily visible under the hood, many people overlook having them replaced. Keeping on top of this specific service will help keep you and your vehicle safely on the road.
Stop by your local Albuquerque Auto Repair shop and have an ASE-Certified mechanic check your vehicle's timing belt to avoid costly car repairs.