The engine has a variety of metal components operating at the same time. Their purposes and their effectiveness often depend on each other. If one component is not functioning properly and on time, this will negatively impact other vital engine parts. The timing belt is the reason that many of these malfunctions never happen. SAF-T Auto Centers in Wallingford, CT knows how to monitor your timing belt and keep you two steps ahead of any timing belt breaks. When the timing belt breaks, the engine will no longer start. You will need a tow truck to bring you to our full-service auto repair facility. The timing belt will have varying service intervals depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Typically timing belts will need replacing after between 60,000 – 90,000 miles. Many drivers are unaware that the timing belt is a vital part of the engine. Don’t let a complete engine breakdown be the first time you’re hearing about the timing belt. Pay attention to abnormal squeaking sounds or any other early warning signs of trouble and bring them to our experts.
Camshafts and crankshafts are able to stay in sync because of the timing belt, which in turn allows proper timing and operation of the engine valves. When the timing belt breaks and is replaced, it’s wise to replace the water pump and tensioners as well. If the water pump breaks after the timing belt has been replaced, the service will be much more costly and time-consuming. The team at SAF-T Auto Centers uses the best quality auto parts for all water pump and tensioner pulley replacements. When you bring your vehicle to our shop, we’ll perform a quality maintenance inspection that lets us know the true condition of your timing belt. Most of our customers appreciate how informative our services are. We’ll let you know whether your timing belt repair is an emergency or if it can wait for a later date. SAF-T Auto Centers never performs unnecessary repair services. We keep a close eye on your vehicle’s performance, your auto repairs budget, and your timing belt’s condition.
The timing belt is a wear-and-tear item that will eventually need to be replaced. Just like owners expect to replace tires and brake pads, they should also be aware of their timing belt’s condition. SAF-T Auto Centers has a team of ASE Certified technicians who will adhere to your vehicle’s appropriate service plan. We consider your vehicle’s age, its driving purposes, your driving habits, and the manufacturer’s recommendations when designing the service plan. Stay two steps ahead of any timing belt repair or replacement. Give us a call today at 203-599-4875 to schedule your next timing belt repair service. You can save time by using our convenient online scheduling system right now. Next time you’re in the area–121 North Plains Industrial Road–feel free to stop by our repair facility with any questions or concerns. We gladly accept all of our walk-in customers.