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Information on Timing Belt Replacement

By June 12, 2017Auto Service

There are so m any working parts on your vehicle, it can be hard to keep up with them all. The good news is that when you live in Philadelphia or the surrounding areas, you have a great place to go for the big and little details. Schafer’s Auto Center has been around since 1964 and can repair anything on your car or light truck. Whether it’s timing belt replacement, oil changes or anything in between, we’re here for you. Today, let’s look at the timing belt so you have all the information you need in that area.

A timing belt runs the engine camshaft. IT is called a timing belt for a reason. Its job is to time the opening and closing of the valve with an up and down motion of the pistons. If the timing belt isn’t operating and you have to replace it, it is one of the higher priced maintenance items you have to deal with over the life of your vehicle.

Most timing belt replacement needs will occur anywhere from 60,000 to 106,000 miles. You will find a recommended mileage in your car’s maintenance schedule from the manufacturer. Timing belts can last past the recommended intervals depending on how you drive and maintain the vehicle.

If you are nearing what your maintenance schedule says and you are wondering if your timing belt will need to be replaced or not, you can have an inspection down when you are in for a tune-up, oil change, or other items. Sometimes the timing belt will fail before the right time frame. That is usually due to faulty hardware. But if you are nearing or past the time your manufacturer recommends replacement, we can remove the covers that go over the timing belt and take a look. If you are planning a road trip and your timing belt is nearing its possible end, have an inspection done to give you peace of mind.

The cost of timing Philadelphia timing belt replacement will depend on the type of engine you have on your vehicle. You can expect anything from a couple hundred dollars all the way up to nearly a thousand depending on the complexity of the engine and the job at hand. You will want to ensure the installation is done correctly in order to make sure your vehicle runs properly for the long haul. That’s why we recommend you bring it to us for an inspection and for the ultimate timing belt replacement whenever that is needed.

Give Schafer’s Auto Center a call for an appointment today at 215-755-1270. We can check your timing belt for you and let you know if replacement is necessary right away or if you can go further o the belt you already have. We are a locally owned and operated business and we won’t recommend a service we wouldn’t do on our own vehicles. Stop by and see us soon at 1924 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148.

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