Timing Belt Service and Repair
The timing belt in your vehicle is a vital component of the engine that controls the camshaft, which opens and closes engine valves at the right time in order to keep the engine running smoothly. If the timing belt is tearing, your vehicle may still work but damage is occurring to your engine. A torn belt can also lead to a snapped belt which will cause engine failure.
It is important to have the timing belt inspected regularly to check for any tears or signs of depreciation. A belt that is heavily worn or torn should be replaced quickly to ensure your safety on the road. At Brown’s Automotive Experts in Albuquerque, NM, our ASE certified technicians are the experts in timing belts. We work on most makes and models of vehicles and can assist with any timing belt issue that you may be experiencing.
Your vehicle’s owner’s manual will have a regular interval for changing the timing belt, which is usually around every 60,000 miles or so. However, unexpected damage can happen which may lead to having to change the belt sooner. Changing your timing belt while it is torn or slightly damaged will end up costing you way less money on repairs for a snapped belt that can cause extensive engine damage and breakdowns. If your vehicle’s timing belt snaps, your vehicle will not run.
Belts naturally wear over time with normal driving habits. If your belt is beginning to wear down or tear, you may start to notice some unusual symptoms while driving.
The following symptoms can indicate a problem with the timing belt:
• Engine failure
• Grinding noises while driving
• Lack of power
• Vibrating while driving
• Vehicle “slipping”
As soon as you notice any of the issues listed above, bring your vehicle into the professionals here at Brown’s Automotive Experts in Albuquerque, NM. Ignoring a small problem with your vehicle now can turn into a major expensive problem down the road, especially when it comes to timing belts. Our Albuquerque auto repair shop has the latest technology and computer diagnostic equipment to accurately diagnose and repair your vehicle the first time around. Our goal is to get you back on the road safely and in a timely manner.
At Brown’s Automotive Experts in Albuquerque, NM, we are a family owned and operated auto repair shop that has been offering superior customer service and professional repair since 1986. We are a NAPA AutoCare Center, an A+ BBB Accredited Business, and a AAA approved facility. Our ASE certified mechanics work on most makes and models of vehicles and can solve any complicated diagnostic problem. We offer a 24 month/24,000 mile nationwide warranty on our services and repairs. Our shop has 2 convenient locations, one in Village of Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, and another nearby on 4th Street next to Guadalupe Plaza in Albuquerque. We offer free local shuttle service, free Wi-Fi, and a clean and comfortable waiting room.
If you suspect that your vehicle may need a new timing belt, bring your vehicle into our shop here at Brown’s Automotive Experts in Albuquerque, NM.