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Automotive Tips from Superior Care Auto Center: 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. Brooklyn drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.

Timing belts are very problematic to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expensive maintenance services, but the cost to fix 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 vehicle manufacturer’s specified service interval. Your Friendly Superior Care Auto Center service professional can help you with the timing.

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