Certified Service for Your Timing Belt
Having your timing belt replaced is a labor-intensive, detailed process. Add to this the fact that the belt can be difficult to access in many models, and suffice to say, replacement is not an easy job. It should be performed by a professional, and preferably one who knows the inner workings of your particular car, truck, or SUV. At Findlay Buick GMC Prescott, our certified technicians are the local experts in your vehicle. We use genuine OEM parts that are backed by a manufacturer warranty, so you can rest assured that your new timing belt and the engine in which it is installed, will function properly and optimally.
Signs That You May Need a New Timing Belt
Sometimes there are no warning signs before the timing belt in your engine breaks. There are a few potential indicators, however, to look out for. If your Buick or GMC is experiencing any of the following issues, bring your car in so we can inspect it and replace the timing belt if needed.
- Rough idling
- Engine misfires
- Overheating or smoke emanating from the engine
- Decreased oil pressure
- Broken valves or pistons
- Abnormal noises from the engine, such a ticking or squealing
- Leaking oil near your motor
- Exhaust issues
- Engine vibration or shaking
- Check engine light illuminates
Risks of Delaying Timing Belt Replacement
When the timing belt breaks, the engine components will no longer be in sync. The engine won’t work and can sustain irreparable damage, potentially causing engine failure. To avoid expensive repairs and an engine replacement, keep up with the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule. Don’t ignore the replacement of your timing belt. This is one instance when ignorance is not bliss.