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Is it time for a timing belt replacement?

Timing belts, located in the front of the vehicle, are responsible for controlling the timing of a vehicle’s crankshaft and camshaft, with the timing belt being made out of rubber. This sophisticated rubber compound can get worn very quickly and become cracked from wear and tear. If your vehicle’s timing belt breaks, the engine will stop running immediately, and significant damage to your engine may ensue.

Timing belt replacements can be a very costly expense, however not replacing it can damage your engine. Our technicians always recommend that you consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual as it will give a mileage reference point for when it may be time for a replacement. Depending on the vehicle manufacturer, timing belt replacements are usually recommended around 60,000 – 100,000 miles. You can also contact our ASE certified technicians at Small World Auto for a diagnostic.

Just by looking at the timing belt, it’s hard to tell if it deserves a replacement or not. Here are a few signs your timing belt needs to be replaced:

  1. An unusual amount of smoke coming from the engine
  2. The car engine is misfiring, jolting, or roughly idling
  3. Broken pistons and valves
  4. Significant decrease in oil pressure

Small World Auto has been in business since 1970, and our experienced ASE Certified Master technicians can give expert advice as to when your car should have the timing belt replacement done to protect your investment. You can rest easy with our two years or 24,000-mile warranty.

Our technicians are not only experts in replacing the timing belt, but we also do a thorough check of the water pump to save our loyal customers time and money in the long-term life span of their vehicle.

Our team at Small World Auto is passionate about assisting our community in the Eugene, Oregon area that we are currently offering customers $50 off Timing Belt Replacement. Call the shop for any questions!

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