POP! That’s how quickly one of your vehicle’s belts can fail and leave you stranded. CHA-CHING! That’s how quickly you can instantly save $20 on a new NAPA belt that could have prevented the POP! So, visit Dearholt AutoCare, your local NAPA AutoCare Center today for a FREE belts and hoses inspection. If needed, we’ll install a new NAPA Belts & Hoses Power OE Belt and DriveAlign Tensioner — and you’ll save $20 instantly! Start off 2016 right … with a FREE belts and hoses inspection at Dearholt AutoCare at7201 Wyoming NE! Offer good through February 29, 2016, for most cars, light trucks and SUVs.
POP! You Are Stranded…
Posted on December 30,14 by dearholtauto
POP! That’s how quickly one of your vehicle’s belts can fail and leave you stranded. CHA-CHING! That’s how quickly you can instantly save $25 on a new NAPA belt that could have prevented the POP in the first place. So visit Dearholt AutoCare, your local NAPA AutoCare Center today for an inspection of your belts and hoses. If needed, we’ll install a NAPA Premium Micro V-Belt and DriveAlign Tensioner – and you’ll save $25 instantly! Start 2015 off right with a belts and hoses inspection at Dearholt AutoCare! Offer good through February 28,2015, for most cars, light trucks and SUVs.
Posted on February 21,13 by truck2
The following Timing Belt video is presented by Dearholt AutoCare:
The following Timing Belt animation is presented by Dearholt AutoCare:
Let’s address a very important maintenance item for everyone in Albuquerque NM – timing belt replacement. It’s important because letting this one slide can lead to very expensive engine damage.
Your timing belt choreographs the timing of your combustion process. Your pistons travel up and down in the cylinder. Intake valves open at the right time to let in air and fuel, they close at the right time to allow the fuel to burn and then the exhaust valves open at the right time to let out the exhaust.
All this happens thousands of times a minute and it’s your timing belt that makes sure the valves are opening and closing at precisely the right time. If the timing is off, your engine won’t run. And that’s the best case.
The worst case is that a valve is opening at the wrong time and collides with the piston. The result is bent valves and maybe even more damage to the cylinder head. Repairs can run several thousand dollars.
Now, timing belts just wear out naturally so you want to replace a worn belt before it slips or breaks. Check your owner’s manual or with your service advisor at Dearholt AutoCare in Albuquerque NM to see when they recommend you replace the timing belt. If you’ve never replaced your timing belt and have 60,000 or more miles on the clock, talk with your Albuquerque service advisor at Dearholt AutoCare right away to see if you’re due.
On some engines, the water pump is driven by the timing belt as opposed to the serpentine belt. If that’s the case, it’s a good idea to replace the water pump when you’re replacing the timing belt, and vice versa since much of the same work has to be done for either. The same is true for the timing belt tensioner – it should be inspected and possibly replaced.
Now, replacing a timing belt is one of the more expensive routine maintenance items on your service schedule. But not replacing your timing belt can lead to some of the most expensive repairs you’re likely to ever have.