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One of the essential parts of your car is something you have probably given little thought to. However, neglecting this small yet important part can have dramatic and quite catastrophic consequences if it fails. What is this essential part? It’s the timing belt. Timing belts are an essential part of the mechanical symphony happening in your engine, and if it fails, things usually don’t end well. If you want to get your timing belt inspected and possibly serviced but need to find an auto body shop near Surprise, AZ, visit us at Collision Kings of El Mirage. While our primary focus is on auto body repair, technicians can do various mechanical work, including replacing timing belts. Our shop is located in El Mirage, AZ, we’ve served customers from all over the surrounding areas near Waddell, Glendale, and Peoria, AZ, and we would be honored to service your vehicle too.
As mentioned, the timing belt, sometimes called a serpentine belt, is a little belt that winds back and forth between pulleys on the side of your engine. As suggested by the name, the timing belt makes sure the camshafts, the things that control the valves, are in sync with the position of the pistons. Usually a simple V-Belt, but sometimes a more durable chain; if the timing belt fails, the pistons could collide with the valves causing significant and expensive damage to the engine.
Car Belt Maintenance Service – Servicing your timing belt.
Servicing your timing belt at the correct intervals is essential to keeping your car running for years to come. When we inspect the belt, we’re going to check the manufacturer’s recommended time frame for replacing the belt as each manufacturer has a recommended mileage interval at which the belt should be replaced, even if it looks okay. We also look at the belt’s condition, searching for signs of cracking or excess fatigue that may lead to failure. The harsh climate of Arizona can cause accelerated wear on the timing belt, requiring a replacement before the manufacturer recommends it. If we find out the belt needs to be replaced, we can do the work and swap it with a high-quality new part.
The timing belt in your car is one of the most essential parts. If you have never replaced the timing belt in your car or it’s approaching the one hundred-thousand-mile mark, don’t put off the service any longer. While it can be a relatively expensive maintenance item, the cost of not replacing your timing belt before it fails can be many times more costly. Stop into Collision Kings of El Mirage today, and we’ll give you our honest opinion about the condition of your timing belt.
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