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Timing Belt Replacement Details

By October 16, 2017Uncategorized

While you use your car to get around Philadelphia on a daily basis, how often do you sit down and think about the individual parts in the car? Rarely? Never? You may notice when the tires are low on air or if the brakes are squeaking, but what about the timing belt? The timing belt is actually one of the most important parts of your car and you need to maintain it properly! It keeps your engine running properly and with it breaks; it can be a big deal. There are a number of things that go into the timing of timing belt replacement. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Your timing belt will need to be replaced between 50,000 and 70,000 miles, depending on the make and model of your car. Not every vehicle even has a timing belt so you will want to check your owner’s manual in order to see if it applies to you at all. You should also check and see what type of engine you have, interference or non-interference engine.

Engine Types
Interference engines have valves and pistons sharing the same air space. They don’t touch unless the timing break skips or breaks. That timing belt can cause a huge failure that requires replacing bent valves and removing the head. The repairs can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, depending on the damage that is done. Non-interference engines don’t risk the contact if the timing belt breaks. You can still be stranded in Philadelphia breaks so you will still want to have timing belt replacement at the right time in order to avoid inconveniences.

Makes and Models
Timing belt replacement largely depends on the make and model of your vehicle as well as how you drive it. If you have an older vehicle, it might need timing belt replacement sooner than a newer vehicle. If you don’t’ drive your vehicle very much, it might not need it as soon as a vehicle that is driven on a daily basis. There are many factors to keep in mind, but mileage is a big determining factor on any make and model. However, the mileage is different for varied vehicles. Take a look at your owner’s manual and see what timeframe you have on the timing belt replacement.

Call Schafer’s Auto!
The Professionals at Schafer’s Auto Center are here to help with all of your vehicle needs. Give us a call at 215-755-1270 and schedule your next oil change or tune-up today. If you have questions about timing belt replacement, just ask! We can take a look at your Philadelphia timing belt replacement and give you a full report on its lifespan when you bring your vehicle in. We want to make sure you are operating a safe and efficient vehicle at all times. Stop by and see us today at 1924 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148. You can trust your vehicle maintenance and repairs to our technicians.

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