Timing Belt Replacement in Walnut Creek, CA
Even though there is a pronounced trend towards the use of timing chains in modern automobiles, there millions of vehicles in the United States that still use timing belts. At Diablo Auto Specialists we offer broad range of automotive services and repairs, including timing belt replacement in Walnut Creek.
Timing belts have to be periodically replaced, because as they age, they become brittle. Oil leaks can accelerate timing belt deterioration. Timely replacement of a timing belt can prevent serious engine damage.
Timing belts are toothed belts, and they are made of reinforced rubber. When we say that a timing belt “breaks” it’s usually not the belt itself, but a tooth on the belt that gets sheared off. This can still have very serious consequences. Intake-compression-combustion-exhaust cycle of the valves will no long be properly synchronized. This may cause severe engine damage.
Your vehicle manufacturer has likely indicated in the owner’s manual a specific time interval for timing belt replacement. It’s best to follow manufacturer recommendations. The generalized rule of thumb says that a timing belt should be replaced every 7 years or every 100,000 miles, though some vehicles require timing belt replacement at 60,000 mile intervals.
At Diablo Auto Specialists in Walnut Creek we follow manufacturer recommended intervals for timing belt replacement for your specific make and model year. We may also recommend water pump replacement at the same time, since disassembling components necessary to replace a timing belt also gives us access to the water pump – so it make sense to replace water pump as preventative maintenance.
All services and repairs performed at out Walnut Creek auto care facility are covered by 36 month / 36,000 mile nationwide warranty. You vehicle will be serviced by highly skilled technicians certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). We also offer free Uber/Lyft for your convenience.
So if your vehicle is ready for the timing belt replacement service (or you are not sure if your vehicle has a timing belt or a timing chain), call Diablo Auto Specialists in Walnut Creek. Our friendly service advisors will be happy to make an appointment that fits your schedule, and they will also be able to answer any questions you may have about timing belt replacement. They can also look up if your vehicle comes with a timing belt or a timing chain. Naturally, if you prefer to use the web, you can make an appointment online.