Timing Belt Replacement

Timing Belt Replacement involves replacing the engine's timing belt, a crucial component that synchronizes the engine's camshaft and crankshaft rotations, ensuring smooth and efficient engine operation.

Timing Belt Replacement explained

Timing Belt Replacement is a critical maintenance service that involves removing the old timing belt from the engine and installing a new one.

The timing belt is a rubber belt with teeth that synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft, ensuring the engine's valves open and close at the correct times during each cylinder's intake and exhaust strokes. This service is essential for the smooth running of your vehicle's engine and to prevent potentially severe engine damage.

At Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center, we specialize in timing belt replacement, using high-quality belts and ensuring precise alignment and tensioning for optimal engine performance.

When or why do you need it?

Timing Belt Replacement is typically needed as a preventive maintenance measure, often at specific mileage intervals as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer, sometimes between 80,000 and 100,000 miles.

It's also necessary if the timing belt shows signs of wear, such as cracks, fraying, or if you hear unusual noises from the engine area. Replacing the timing belt proactively is crucial, as a snapped belt can lead to severe engine damage, often requiring costly repairs.

At Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center, we provide expert timing belt replacement services to ensure your engine functions efficiently and to help avoid unexpected breakdowns and expensive engine repairs.

How can Gateway Auto help?

We believe quality shouldn’t break the bank. We understand the financial strain unexpected repairs can bring, so we provide competitive rates and financing without compromising on the quality of our top-notch repairs backed by a 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty.

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Booking an appointment with Gateway Auto is as easy as a few clicks or a phone call with our friendly team. Our new online booking system lets you schedule your visit at your convenience, eliminating the hassle of complicated scheduling processes.

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Frequently asked questions

If it's a car, we'll fix it. If it's a question, we'll answer it.

Can I replace the timing belt myself?

Timing belt replacement is a complex task that requires specialized tools and technical knowledge, as it involves disassembling parts of the engine to access the belt. It's recommended to have a professional perform the replacement.

Is it really necessary to replace my timing belt at the recommended interval?

Simply put, yes. If a timing belt fails, many cars will result in major engine damage when the belt goes. Especially with interference engines. This can cause broken or bent valves and damage to your pistons. The cost of repairing your engine with this damage is much greater than the cost of a timing belt replacement.

What is it like to have your car fixed or maintained at Gateway Auto?

Trusted, efficient and designed to keep you moving. We go the extra mile to make sure you're comfortable and confident throughout the entire repair process.

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Use our handy online scheduling tool to instantly book an appointment at any of our locations today.

Or, give our friendly and knowledgeable team a call to find a time and plan that works for you.

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Drop-off, courtesy car or wait

Three flexible options while we service your vehicle, so your life doesn't come to a halt.

Worried about leaving your car and having nothing to drive? We have courtesy cars to ease your mind. We also offer pick-up and drop-off service if we run out of courtesy cars.

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We can send your digital inspection to you via text or email so that you can see pictures and videos of your vehicle through the eyes of our mechanics.

We clearly communicate with you during your repairs and educate you on your options throughout the process. We will never sell you anything you don't need.

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We clean your ride

Get back on the road looking as good as new. With every service, your vehicle will get a final check and complimentary carwash from our quality assurance team.

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We stand by our work. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty.

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After their first visit, our average customer has been returning to Gateway Auto for more than 10 years

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