Auto Repair Mint Hill; Is it Time to Change your Timing Belt?

Auto Repair Mint Hill; Is it Time to Change your Timing Belt?

Timing belts are something many of us never think about.  Now a days vehicle manufacturers recommend that you change a timing belt every 75,000 or 120,000 miles.  Which one applies to your vehicle?  It is listed in your owners manual under services however, if you do not have your owner’s manual you can usually go on-line and look up your vehicle’s make and model or stop by and have Ken look it up for you.  Why do you need to change your timing belt.  Well it can cause significant damage to your engine if you allow it to break then repair, which is why all manufacturers have gone ahead and put it on a maintenance schedule.

In some makes and models the water pump is driven by the timing belt, have it changed at the same time.  No this is not unnecessary work, it will save you from having to do the job twice and pay for the shop to tear down your engine to get to the part a second time when then pump goes bad.  Do all cars need to change the water pump at the same time?  No, if you are not sure stop by and have us take a look.

Performing routine car maintenance is meant to prolong the life of your vehicle and hopefully avoid major problems that can leave you stuck on the side of the road.  Setting up a schedule with a reputable auto repair facility can take the headache out of remembering when to do what and keep you on track.

If you are looking for top quality auto repair in Mint Hill or South Charlotte area, please stop by Manchester Auto and Tire of Mint Hill or give us a call at 704-545-4597.

Ken Manchester