Generally, the timing belt (or timing chain) is the sole component that keeps the camshaft and crankshaft in sync. Replacing the timing belt (a cogged reinforced-rubber belt) at regular intervals — generally every 60,000 miles unless the automobile manufacturer specifies longer — is a lot less expensive and aggravating than having it break while the engine is running.
A broken timing belt usually means catastrophe for an interference engine, and major inconvenience for a non-interference engine. In an interference engine, the valves and piston share the same air space. They never touch, unless your timing belt breaks or skips, and this is a catastrophic failure that requires removing the head and replacing bent valves. Non-interference engines do not risk this contact if the timing belt goes. Nonetheless, either can leave you stranded, so regular timing belt replacement is very important.
Santa Rosa Transmission and Car Care strives for excellence in the replacement of timing belts and every other service our shop offers. When you bring your car to Santa Rosa Transmission and Car Care for auto repair and maintenance, not only do we appreciate it, but we do our best to keep you coming back. Whenever you need the finest in Santa Rosa auto care and service, you can count on Santa Rosa Transmission and Car Cares!
For an appointment to repair your timing belts, contact Santa Rosa Transmission and Car Care at 707-570-2500 or drop by our location at 1015 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 for a quick look at your vehicle. At Santa Rosa Transmission and Car Care, we’ll be happy to assist you and take excellent care of your timing belts so they can take care of you.