Timing Belt Replacement in Albany
Adams Autoworx Albany offers comprehensive auto engine services and repairs, including timing belt replacement. While more and more vehicles are produced with timing chains, there are still millions of vehicles that have a timing belt, and timing belt replacement is a crucial part of vehicle maintenance.
Due to age and heat, as well as contact with petroleum products, material used to make a timing belt can either stretch or become brittle over time, eventually resulting in a broken timing belt. Broken timing belt can cause very costly engine repairs.
Most car manufacturers recommend timing belt replacement every 90,000 – 120,000 miles. However, depending on the belt quality, type of driving, and potential contact with oil and other petroleum products, the lifespan of a timing belt may be considerably shorter. That’s why Adams Autoworx Albany recommends timing belt inspection along with the regular oil service.
Replacing a timing belt is an involved process, and along with timing belt replacement we recommend replacing the water pump, belt tensioners, and also serpentine or drive belt, depending on the condition. It makes sense to replace these other items, because cost of labor is a major component of these replacements – since we are already working in that area, we don’t have to charge you twice for the disassembly and reassembly of various components – we already have to do both to get the timing belt replaced.
Our technicians, certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), have extensive engine repair experience. They can diagnose and repair engine problems, including timing belt replacement, as well as potential damage to the engine if the timing belt failed.
So bring your car to our Albany auto repair shop, both for regular checkups, as well as for major repairs. We offer friendly service, technical excellence, as well as:
- 36 months / 36,000 miles nationwide warranty
- Original Equipment or better quality parts
- Clear explanation of what needs to be done
- First Responders and Military discounts
- Free digital vehicle inspection with service or repairs
- Free local Uber/Lyft for your convenience
So if the owner’s manual and car mileage indicate that your car’s timing belt is due for replacement, or if you are concerned about the condition of the timing belt, make an appointment at Adams Autoworx Albany. We offer convenient online appointments on our website, or simply call the shop and make an appointment on the phone.