Timing Belt Replacement Service
Engine maintenance is critical to protecting your investment and reliably getting you, your passengers and cargo where you need to go. The timing belt is required to synch the rotation of the camshaft and crankshaft, which regulates the movement of a vehicle’s pistons inside the combustion chamber. Most engines with a timing belt require timing belt replacement every 5 years or 60,000 to 100,000 miles.
A loose timing belt can easily impact the performance of your SUV, pickup, minivan or sedan. If your timing belt breaks, you will immediately lose the function of your power braking and power steering systems. A bad timing belt can also completely destroy your engine or cause it to ‘lock up’ or seize.
Does Your Timing Belt Needs Replaced?
All engine timing belts, which are different from timing chains, are susceptible to damage from leaky oil, moisture and antifreeze. If you notice these symptoms of a bad timing belt, head to your nearest NAPA Auto Care center for an inspection:
- Check engine light illuminated
- Engine rattling or misfiring
- Chirping or squealing noise under the hood
- Belt shows signs of fraying, splitting, cracking, discoloration or missing teeth
Timing Belt Replacement at NAPA Auto Care
Double the life of your engine by scheduling a timing belt service to inspect the condition of the timing belt and change it before there is a catastrophic engine breakdown. Because a timing belt repair is complex and needs precisely applied, it is extremely important to trust the experts. Instead of searching for “timing belt repair shops near me,” make an appointment for the best timing belt service at a local NAPA Auto Care center.
Our ASE-certified technicians are able complete a standard timing belt replacement on a simple inline 4-cylinder in less than two hours, while a complicated dual overhead camshaft V8 may take more than eight hours. Keep in mind, replacing the water pump, timing belt tensioners and timing belt idler pulleys are additional maintenance jobs that are recommended to do at the same time as a timing belt replacement.
Typically, the more complicated the engine (the number of components that need removed to access the timing belt), the more expensive the timing belt replacement can run. The average labor cost to replace a timing belt is $500–$1,000 not including the price of parts, which are typically more than $500. Here at NAPA Auto Care, we back up our quality repair work with our free 24-Month/24,000-Mile Peace of Mind Warranty. This warranty is offered across the entire nationwide NAPA Network and covers parts and labor on qualifying repairs and services.