TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT

TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT

Let Dulles South Chantilly Automotive check to ensure that your timing belt replacement is done when recommended and avoid major repairs.
Let Dulles South Chantilly Automotive check to ensure that your timing belt replacement is done when recommended and avoid major repairs.

You don't want to skip timing belt replacement for your car. A broken timing belt means you and your car aren't going anywhere!

Each manufacturer has a recommended schedule for timing belt replacement. We watch the schedule for you and recommend replacement before you have any issues. 

Timing Belt Replacement Keeps Your Engine Running

The timing belt synchronizes the internal functions of your engine.  The belt, which is located inside the engine, controls the rotation of the camshaft and crank shaft and opening and closing of the valves which allow air and gas in and out of the engine, causing the fuel to ignite in the combustion chamber. 

During this process the explosion pushes the valves and pistons down.  They have to be synchronized, opening and closing at just the right time.  If the timing belt fails, it is possible for these internal parts to collide, causing your engine to fail.  In some instances, this can cause catastrophic failure. 

We Assess Your Timing Belt Condition

The timing belt is internal to your car. It cannot simply be seen and inspected by opening the engine compartment.  In most cases the timing belt is covered by plastic or metal. 

The covering needs to be opened to get a peek at the condition of the belt.  If the belt shows signs of wear or cracking, it’s time to change the belt. Belts can stretch normally over time and faulty components like tensioners and pulleys can also cause premature failure. 

The timing belt normally gives no warning when it’s about to break.  In some instances there may be performance issues. 

Auto manufacturers have created specific mileage intervals for replacement of the timing belt and now most consider the replacement as a preventative maintenance item.  Let us check to ensure that your timing belt is replaced when recommended and alleviate major repairs.