Carotech Automotive and Tires is here to help with your timing belt replacement in Los Angeles, CA. It can be quite easy to forget that most cars need a timing belt replacement every sixty to ninety-thousand miles. So if your loyal 4-door is behaving a little strangely, a worn out or excessively old timing belt may be to blame. Contact our shop when you suspect you need a timing belt replacement and we will complete the repairs and get your car running better than ever.
Signs You Need Timing Belt Replacement
In technical terms, the timing belt controls the frequency at which the engine valves open and close. In some cases, the timing belt will also help operate the water and oil pumps. This may help you imagine what will happen to your car should the belt start skipping “teeth”. Because it is quite rare that a timing belt will just snap, it is important to keep an eye out for a few tell-tale signs that your belt is worn out.
- Uncommon amounts of exhaust
- Difficulty getting the engine started
- Your car shakes or vibrates.
- Your engine shuts down while driving or starts abnormally fast
- Paying attention to these signs can stop you from paying more than you need to for repairs.
Allowing your timing belt to operate in disrepair can result in a breakdown that is nothing less than catastrophic, possibly requiring a complete rebuild of your motor. Unfortunately, to replace a timing belt is not the cheapest of all repairs, but it is far less expensive than the alternative. The timing belt is an integral part of your automobile. It ensures the smooth operation of a few components of the internal combustion engine. Furthermore, it’s not as simple as just slapping a new belt into place. The belt tension must be precisely set. If the belt is too loose it will “flop”, making excessive noise and wear down the belt way before its time. If it’s too tight, it will force your engine to work harder and can cause a “whining” noise.
Contact Our Shop Today
When you need a timing belt replacement in Los Angeles, CA, call the shop of Carotech Automotive and Tires. We offer expert services to replace your timing belt before it has a chance to seriously damage your engine. If your timing belt hasn’t been changed in a while, or you’re unsure when the timing belt in your used car was last changed, give us a call at (424) 283-4303 to schedule an appointment. We are here to help with all your timing belt replacement needs.