Newport Autotech Center

Serving Costa Mesa and all of Orange County

Newport Autotech Center - Serving Costa Mesa and all of Orange County

The Newport Autotech Center Auto Report: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Costa Mesa car owners need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.

Timing belts are very challenging to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more costly maintenance services, but the cost to correct an engine damaged by a broken timing belt is much, much more.

The timing belt has a tensioner to help maintain proper belt tension. The tensioner should be replaced along with the timing belt and any idler pulleys at the auto maker’s specified service interval. Your efficient Newport Autotech Center service specialist can help you with the timing.

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Newport Autotech Center
(949) 264-3030
728 West 16th Street
Costa Mesa, California 92627