Automotive Timing Belt Repair Littleton
Dakota Ridge Auto, Littleton Colorado, 80127
Timing belts are made out of rubber and over time it deteriorates and snaps into two pieces or the belt teeth break off.
The key is to get the timing belt replaced before it breaks because if it breaks, your engine will not work, and that means you will need an expensive tow. Depending on what type of vehicle you have, it could also mean a very expensive repair.
If the timing belt breaks on a free-running engine, the engine stops, but usually no mechanical damage happens. After a tow and a new belt, you will be good to go. But if you have an interference engine and your timing belt breaks, often severe mechanical engine damage will occur. Sometimes your engine will even need to be replaced. Ignoring a scheduled timing belt replacement is not worth this expensive hassle.
A proper maintenance schedule requires belt replacement at regular intervals, hopefully before they break.
Because the belt is not visible (they are on the front of the engine protected by a plastic or metal cover), it needs to be checked at the recommended time or mileage.
Dakota Ridge Auto is used to checking and replacing timing belts. If your car or truck needs other maintenance, have the timing belt checked at the same time. If you don’t know when the scheduled maintenance on your timing belt is due, ask our expert technicians at Dakota Ridge Auto and they can tell you. We will help you with your timing belts so your engine can continue running smoothly.