Tick, tock! Tick, tock! No, that’s not a clock we are thinking about. It’s a countdown to when you should be checking on your vehicle’s timing belt and the answer is now! Serving areas like Blaine, Ham Lake, Andover, Coon Rapids, Lino Lakes, and Spring Lake Park, MN, Clark Automotive is here to help you with all of your timing belt and car repair needs. With over 17 years of automotive experience in the area, we have you covered for all types of repairs.
What is a Timing Belt?
If you’ve ever owned a car for a significant amount of time, it’s likely you’ve heard of a timing belt, but what does it exactly do? Well one thing is for sure, your car cannot function without it. The timing belt essentially regulates all the movement under the hood. If it is calibrated wrong during replacement or not replaced in a timely manner, the entire engine could deconstruct. So to say that the timing belt is an important part of the engine is almost an understatement. Our team can easily help you determine if your specific vehicle has a timing belt.
Signs That Time is Running Out
So, what do you need to look for? As a car owner, when do you know that you need to bring your vehicle into Clark Automotive? First of all, we recommend your timing belt be changed every 60,000 to 75,000 miles. However, we recommend that someone checks your timing belt every 10,000 miles, just in case it has deteriorated. When your timing belt starts to deteriorate, there are a few signs. You may see a loss of belt material and visual signs of wearing and cracking. The bottom portion of the belt may also become shiny and stiff, this is when you know you’ll need a replacement. Additionally, your engine may begin to vibrate so much that your car begins to shake. These are all big warnings that your vehicle needs to be looked at.
At Clark Automotive, we are experts at timing belt replacement. We have specialized equipment to handle all timing belt installations that will ensure proper calibration and placement. Our certified technicians are able to perform this replacement in a fast, efficient manner, getting you back on the road as quickly as possible. If you live in the Blaine, Ham Lake, Andover, Coon Rapids, Lino Lakes, or Spring Lake Park, MN areas, Clark Automotive is your neighborhood auto repair shop that’s just waiting for you! Tick, tock! Call Clark Automotive today at (763) 784-7944.