Time for a timing belt?
Honest Accurate Auto Service is your choice in Colorado Springs when considering replacing the timing belt on your vehicle. This service is critical to maintaining the integrity of your engine, and increasing the longevity of your vehicle. Honest Accurate Auto Service on the East Side (Tutt Blvd.) can replace the timing belt on all Asian or Domestic vehicles, while the West shop (Nevada Mesa View) offers timing belt replacement for your Honda, Acura, or Subaru vehicle.
Check your service manual for your specific vehicle to see whether your vehicle has a timing belt (some have timing chains that do not require replacement). Since there are no warning signs that your timing belt is becoming worn and brittle (and it is not able to be visually inspected), take a moment and consult your Owner’s Manual for recommended mileages at which your vehicle’s timing belt should be replaced. Generally, replacement should occur between 60,000 and 110,000 miles, or every 7 to 10 years. Our Service Manager can help advise you on the recommendations for your particular vehicle.
Out of sight and often easily ignored, your vehicle’s timing belt is an integral part of many overhead valve engines. Although changing a timing belt is not an inexpensive repair, it is significantly less expensive than repairing the resulting damage should that timing belt slip or break. The timing belt connects the crankshaft to the camshaft(s), controlling the opening and closing of the engine’s intake and exhaust valves. As the belt ages, it will stretch and crack. If your timing belt breaks or jumps a tooth, damage can occur on the engine’s head, pistons, and/or valves.
When comparing prices for a timing belt replacement, be sure and ask what is included in the timing belt Replacement service. During this service, it is advisable to also replace the water pump and drive belts, which we always include. Also, we will check the idler pulleys, tensioner, and seals, so that you are not charged extra labor to access these areas at a later date. By utilizing an experienced, trustworthy ASE Certified Technician to replace your timing belt, you have strong insurance against being stranded on the side of the road, with possible catastrophic engine damage.
Honest Accurate Auto Service has been servicing timing belts in Colorado Springs, along with a complete line of other automotive services, since 1993. Preventive maintenance is the best insurance against getting stranded on the side of the road, and will keep your vehicle running safely and smoothly for years to come. Our two shops employ ASE Certified Technicians who perform everything from routine factory service maintenances and every day oil changes, to extensive diagnosis and repair. Our shops are equipped with the latest diagnostic and repair equipment, just like your local dealer, enabling us to accurately diagnose your problem, and repair your car efficiently. From timing belts, to oil changes, tires and alignments, brakes, transmissions and air conditioners, electrical repairs, shocks, struts, batteries and radiators, please check out Honest Accurate Auto Service – for this and much, much more!
Find out now if your car’s engine has a serviceable timing belt or a non-service timing chain. Call or visit one of our two locations for information regarding timing belt services. Complimentary Shuttle Service is also available. Our West location at 426 Nevada Mesa View can be reached by calling 719-598-6306. Our East location at 3905 Tutt Blvd. can reached at 719-638-1800. Visit us on line at www.HonestAccurateAuto.com.
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