Your vehicle’s timing belt is a vital component that keeps your engine running smoothly. Timing belt replacement is a common repair to need during your vehicle’s lifetime. Your vehicle’s owner’s manual will recommend an interval for timing belt replacement. However, often times your vehicle’s timing belt can snap or break due to other faulty hardware, such as a leaking water pump, improper tension, and idler issues.
If a timing belt breaks, your vehicle will fail to run and damage to your engine may occur. We always recommend having your timing belt inspected at least once a year to catch a damaged timing belt before it breaks and causes damage that requires costly repairs.
In most vehicles, the water pump usually needs to be replaced with a timing belt since the water pump is driven by the timing belt. It is common that a leaking water pump will actually be the cause of a timing belt snap. When you bring your vehicle into our shop for a timing belt replacement, we will determine the extent of the damage and determine what services are needed to restore your vehicle to working condition.
If your engine is stalling or your car won’t start, give Amazing Auto Repair and Transmission a call today. We offer 24 hour towing and can get your vehicle into our shop for same day service. Our certified technicians will get your back on the road quickly and safely.