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San Francisco Automotive Solutions - Timing Belts

Timing belts are located in the engine compartment of your vehicle. These rubber belts sit right behind the drive belt and ensure the crankshaft and camshaft are in sync. In doing so, this ensures the engine valves are operating correctly and at the right time. If the timing belt isn't properly functioning, it will end up causing a number of issues for your ride. At San Francisco Automotive Solutions, we will make sure your vehicle is properly taken care of to keep it on the road for longer.

Some of the things that you need to remember when it comes to your timing belt are:

  • As you replace your timing belt, you might want to consider replacing things like the water pump, tensioner and pulleys.
  • If the pulleys and tensioner end up failing after you already replaced the timing belt, you could end up dealing with a damaged valve or piston problems that will cost you far more in repairs than what you realize. You will have to invest a lot to get the engine back to its normal state. That's why it is so important to have everything taken care of at the same time to prevent dealing with the unwanted stress later on down the line.
  • Water pumps should only be replaced at the same time if the timing belt is driving the pump and make it work. This occurs in roughly 60 percent of all vehicles on the road today.

If you notice any weird squealing coming from the timing belt, you need to look into having it replaced. The team at San Francisco Automotive Solutions can help you get the repairs you need at a price that is going to work for you. With more than 100 years of combined experience, you aren't dealing with just anyone. Don't ignore the problem. It will only end up causing the belt to break and you to be stuck on the side of the road waiting on a tow truck to arrive.