Tallmadge OH Automotive Timing Belt

What is the timing belt in my car?

The timing belt controls the camshafts in your engine and keeps your car running smoothly on the Akron roads. A camshaft is the shaft that opens and closes the intake and exhaust valves in your engine. A timing belt must be properly calibrated in order to move in time with the motion of the pistons.

What happens if the timing belt wears out?

When the timing belt wears out, it will fail or break, causing the engine to stop running and the valves to undergo severe damage. This is very costly situation that could have been avoided with regular maintenance at Christoper's Car Care.

How often should the timing belt be replaced?

A good guideline to go by is to change the timing belt every 60,000 to 75,000 miles. But, as with most engine parts, check your owner's manual for manufacturer recommendations. If you're not sure when the last time your timing belt was replaced, it's better to be safe than sorry and to go ahead and have it replaced by a certified mechanic from Christopher's Car Care.

How can I be sure my car's timing belt is not in danger of breaking?

With a regular maintenance check at Christopher's Car Care in Tallmadge, our professionals will notice if there is timing belt wear. He is all too familiar with the consequences of a broken timing belt, so you can trust him to catch it before you find yourself stranded on the side of the road somewhere in the Akron area.

What are some signs that my timing belt needs repair or replacement?
  • Your car is emitting excess exhaust.
  • Your car is hard to start.
  • Your car shakes because the engine is vibrating.
  • Your car shuts off while driving and spins over too quickly when trying to restart.

To make an appointment to have your timing belt checked or replaced fill out our online appointment form. We will take care of you.