Austin Timing Belt Replacement
Timing belt replacement is an essential maintenance task for many cars. If your vehicle has a timing belt, eventually it will need to be replaced as part of your vehicle’s milestone maintenance requirements. Making sure this preventative maintenance task is completed will help you to avoid an expensive engine rebuild in the future. Here at Newman’s Automotive, we are experienced with all types of timing belt replacement. We can help with any make and model of car. Call us today to learn more about the right schedule for timing belt replacement in your car.
What is the Timing Belt?
You’ve probably heard of the timing belt before. But, do you know what it does? The timing belt helps to synchronize two important internal engine parts: the camshafts and the crank. The belt holds everything in synchronization. If the belt breaks or slips, then the pistons and valves might begin to interfere with each other.
If this collision happens within the engine, then it will result in major damage! In fact, a broken timing belt might result in repairs that are more expensive than the value of the car. Typically, timing belt problems happen on older cars. The timing belts are built to last for many years, but eventually, they can wear down and break.
For this reason, it is best to change the timing belt proactively instead of waiting for it to break. This proactive maintenance is designed to protect your car and help you avoid expensive repairs.
Each Car is Different
There are different schedules for timing belt replacement so you need to stay current with the schedule for your make and model. Look at the owner’s manual and you will be able to find information about timing belt replacement. Additionally, this manual includes details about all types of car maintenance that might be needed.
The overall performance and upkeep of the car will impact the need to replace the timing belt. For example, if a fluid is leaking that could degrade the belt, it is best to ignore the suggested maintenance schedule as the belt should be replaced immediately. (Not to mention the fluid leak needs to be repaired).
Have you recently bought a used car? With used vehicles, you might consider changing the timing belt right away. If you don’t have the service records, you won’t know when the timing belt was last changed. Check the manufacturer’s recommended mileage for replacement.
Cost of a Timing Belt Replacement
Cost is one reason that car owners delay a timing belt replacement. This maintenance task is labor-intensive, which increases the cost of the preventative repair. Don’t be stressed about the cost right now. If you choose to delay the timing belt replacement, and something goes wrong, then you will likely be facing a much bigger bill later on.
When the mechanic works on the timing belt replacement, consider talking with them about the water pump as well. The labor that goes into the timing belt replacement is similar to the water pump access. So, it often makes sense to replace both parts at the same time. This maintenance will save you money on labor. Plus, you might be able to avoid replacing the water pump at an inconvenient time. Besides, when the water pump is replaced on its own, it is typically necessary to also replace the timing belt again.
Protect Your Investment
At Newman’s Automotive, we want to help you protect your investment. You have put a lot of money into your car, and you deserve to drive a reliable vehicle. Timing belt replacement is one thing that you can do to reduce the long-term costs. You will have the peace of mind to know that you are protecting your family.
Ongoing maintenance and repair is a normal part of car ownership. If you are proactive with the regular maintenance tasks, then you can reduce headaches, stress, and emergency repair bills.
Treating Our Customers Right
Our team at Newman’s Automotive is dedicated to the satisfaction of our customers. We strive to treat every person with respect. When you work with our auto repair shop, you can have the peace of mind to know that your car is in good hands. These regular maintenance tasks allow us to keep your car in good condition. We will work together to help you find the right maintenance and repair schedule. Over time, you can save money and protect the quality of your car at the same time.
Right now is a great time to check the maintenance schedule for your car. Look up information about timing belt replacement then visit our office in Austin TX. We can also look up this information for you.
Call us for more information about timing belt replacement. Then, bring your car to our shop so that we can help with your car maintenance .Drop in for first-come-first-serve car repair services. Or, call ahead to Newman’s Automotive so that you can minimize the waiting time. When you call, we will setup a time for your timing belt replacement services. Newman’s Automotive has a car repair shop at 3916 Woodbury Dr, Austin, TX 78704. Feel free to use our contact form or call our office for more information: (512) 447-7801.