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Timing Belts Repair and Replacement in Portland, CT

 

Timing Belts Repair and Replacement

The timing belt is a component of your vehicle's engine that has an important job when it comes to the overall operation of your vehicle. The timing belt controls the camshaft, which opens and closes the engine valves at the right time in order to keep your vehicle’s engine running smoothly. A tearing or worn out timing belt can cause engine problems and should be replaced at the first sign of damage. At Hometown Garage in Portland, CT, we are the experts when it comes to timing belt replacement. Our ASE certified technicians are experienced working with all makes and models of vehicles. If you suspect a problem with the timing belt, bring your car into our auto repair shop, the premier choice for Portland timing belt replacement. 

Timing belts naturally wear  down over time with normal use of a vehicle. We recommend that your timing belt is inspected regularly during your visits to our shop to check for any damage. If the timing belt is tearing, your vehicle will still run but damage may be occuring to engine components. A belt that is heavily worn or torn should be replaced quickly to avoid the timing belt from snapping, which will lead to vehicle failure. 

Any of the following symptoms can indicate a problem with your timing belt:

    • Engine failure
    • Grinding noises while driving
    • Lack of power
    • Vibrating while driving 
    • Vehicle “slipping”

Don’t hesitate to bring your car into our Portland auto repair shop as soon as you notice any of the issues listed above. Our shop has the latest technology and tools to accurately handle your vehicle and repair it correctly the first time around. Your vehicle’s owner’s manual will indicate how often your timing belt should be replaced, which is usually around every 60,000 miles. If it’s time for a replacement or you suspect an issue with the timing belt, our experts can help. 

At Hometown Garage in Portland, CT, we are your one-stop shop for all of your automotive repairs and services. Our locally owned and operated Portland auto repair shop has consistently provided professional repairs and friendly customer service for 21 years and counting. Our ASE certified technicians work on all makes and models of vehicles. We also offer a NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind 24 month/24,000 mile nationwide warranty on our repairs and services. Our shop also offers quick service and free local pick up and drop off for our customers. 

If your vehicle’s timing belt needs a replacement, bring your vehicle into the experts here at Hometown Garage in Portland, CT. 

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