A timing belt is a crucial part of most engines. The engine requires an exact mixture of fuel and air in the combustion chamber. The camshaft opens and closes the valves that allow for the fuel/air mixture to enter and exit the combustion chamber. These are called the intake and exhaust valves. The crankshaft turns the timing belt, which turns the camshaft, which opens and closes the valves, and allows the pistons to move up and down. With so much riding on the thick rubber timing belt, you can see just how crucial it is to have Ricks Performance maintain, or replace a timing belt when needed.
Timing Belt Maintenance:
Every automotive manufacturer has a recommended schedule for inspecting or replacing the timing belt. The interval for timing belt inspections and replacement varies widely by OEM or manufacturer. If you want to know whether your car, truck or SUV is due for a timing belt inspection or replacement, call Ricks Performance at 925-484-2324 today.
One of the easiest ways to protect against an unexpected timing belt failure is to keep up with the scheduled maintenance on your car, truck, or SUV at Ricks Performance. A timing belt inspection during an oil change, a tune-up, or another service visit, may just save you the hassle, and aggravation of being stranded on the side of the road in Dublin, CA, or Pleasanton with a broken timing belt.
Symptoms of a bad timing belt:
Even though most timing belts are made from high-quality rubber and are designed to last a long time, eventually they will need to be replaced. Here are some indications that your timing belt needs attention. Often times there is no symptom. Different vehicles may exhibit all, some, none, or different symptoms. If in doubt, give Ricks Performance a call:
What if my timing belt breaks while I am driving?
Even with proper maintenance, and inspection, your timing belt can fail without notice. A broken timing belt will cause your engine to shut off. You'll want to steer to the shoulder, or to safety whenever possible. Depending on the type of engine your vehicle has, a broken timing belt occurring while driving can cause additional damage to the engine. Below are some of the mechanical failures you may experience.
If you notice any of these signs in your vehicle, come to Ricks Performance in Pleasanton as soon as you can! Our Quality technicians will take a detailed look into your timing belt and resolve the issues you may be experiencing with your vehicle.
Your Quality Shop for Timing Belt Replacement
Whether you drive a Acura, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, or another type of vehicle, eventually you may need a timing belt replacement. If you are near the 94566 area, look no further than Ricks Performance. Ever since 1987, our team and our Reliable technicians have performed many timing belt replacements and inspections. They will work diligently to ensure that your timing belt is working properly. From auto repair to brake repair, we have an extensive list of services we can perform on your vehicle. Reasons You Should Do Business With Us:
For reliable timing belt replacement, visit Ricks Performance in Pleasanton, CA. Call us today or go to our website to book your appointment with us.