Timing Belt Repair and Replacement

Bad timing belt replacements wreck the performance of your car -- and in some cases the engine. An improper timing belt replacement can be worse than not replacing your timing belt at all.

That might seem extreme to some, but here at Tri-City Auto Repair, we know it to be true.

What Exactly is a Timing Belt?

A timing belt is simply rubber belt with rubber teeth. Once a single tooth happens to get caught the wrong way, you have a broken timing belt.You car’s timing belt is the belt that controls the camshafts in your engine, opening and closing valves at just the right time for smooth operation. On most vehicles, a broken timing belt will at times lead to thousands of dollars in repairs.

When Should You Replace Your Timing Belt?

Your car owners manual tells you at exactly what mileage intervals you should change it, regardless of whether you are having car problems. Since there are no obvious warning signs, there is really no way to know when your timing belt might snap. Depending on the manufacturer, that will be anywhere from 60,000 to 120,000 miles. 

Timing Belt Repair and Replacement Tempe Phoenix East Valley AZThe timing belt is buried deep inside your car’s engine, so it is very labor intensive and the cost is considerably more in time and labor than in the actual cost of the belt. To save money in the future, you should always consider having your water pump replaced at the same time -- even if it isn’t bad or leaking. If you choose not to do so, the new timing belt will outlast the water pump (which is driven by the timing belt.) You will save money on labor preventing a pump replacement that is going to require taking all that stuff apart again. When water pumps fail, they can ruin a brand new timing belt causing the catastrophe listed above. Additionally, timing belt idlers and tensioners should be addressed for exactly the same reasons as the water pump.

What People Are Saying About Tri-City Auto Repair:

“What an excellent service these guys provide for their customers. I took my car there for a clutch problem and they did a full check on the car and found out that the dealership had a recall about my problem. They took nothing from me and the car checkup was for free." -Ahmad A.

“Tri City is a reputable and great car repair company. I've referred my co-workers and friends to their shop and trust their word.” -David B

Read Our Reviews and find out why thousands of people choose Tri-City Auto Repair for timing belt replacement and more in the East Valley!

Why Tri-City Auto Repair?

  • We Stand Behind Our Work: We are a family-owned business for over 40 years and we stand behind our name and reputation. We are here to build long term relationships not short term sales.  We want to fix your car, your kids’ car and your grandkids’ car. Because of this, all of our work is guaranteed beyond industry standards. 
  • We Provide Friendly and Personal Service: We take the time to get to know you and your car, and we strive to treat each and every customer like they are our family.
  • We Won’t Try To Sell You Services You Don’t Need. It’s as simple as that.

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Tempe Phoenix Scottsdale Arizona Timing Belt Repair and Replacement