Unlike your brakes or suspension system, there are no warning signs that your timing belt is wearing down or damage. That’s why it’s imperative to have a qualified technician examine your German European car’s timing belt on a routine basis. Don’t wait until it's too late, and you are faced with a costly, possibly major engine damage. The timing belt is crucial to the overall operation of your engine for two reasons:
- The valves in your engine need to open and close at the precise moment in order for the air to enter your engine. This intake of air leads to the combustion of fuel and production of energy. If this timing is off, it can cause poor power and rough running engine.
- Your timing belt provides synchronization of certain components of your engine. If your car’s timing belt is not working properly, your vehicle’s pistons and valves could fall out of sync and potentially collide. These valves are fragile and easy to bend. A possible collision between the valves and pistons could lead to an expensive repair.
- Timing belt replacement is a factory scheduled maintenance procedure. Please check your vehicle owner's manual for recommended replacement schedule.
Stadium Auto Service specializes in the maintenance and repair of German European vehicles. If you can’t remember the last time a technician took a look at your car’s timing belt, don’t hesitate to the contact the capable team at Stadium Auto Service. To schedule an appointment with our technicians, call us at (734) 369-6787. We are conveniently located at 2405 W Stadium Blvd Ann Arbor, MI 48103.