Your vehicle relies on a timing chain and belt to keep your engine running in tiptop shape. Of course, there is more to it, as all elements in your car keep it together, comfortable, safe, and on the road. However, preventative care and maintenance are important to the health and longevity of your automobile, which is where Conaway Motors can help. While we offer many services for auto inspections, tune-ups, and repairs, one of our most common services is car timing chain and belt repair and replacement near Lynnwood.
Typically, your car should be inspected once per year. However, there may be extenuating circumstances, such as clanging sounds or odd smells from the vents, that could indicate it needs an inspection before the twelve-month mark. Specifically, issues with your timing chain and belt should be addressed as soon as possible to keep your engine and transmission from seizing.
Dedicate Attention and Awareness to Your Car During Daily Drives
You are with your car more than we are at Conaway Motors. It would help if you were attentive to your car’s behavior and train yourself to be aware of signs of problems, which may include:
- Rattling or clanging sounds coming from the engine during idles or starts.
- The engine light comes on (this one is an obvious sign that something isn’t quite right).
- Trouble starting the engine or keeping the engine running during full stops.
- Engine misfires that result in loud shudders and rattles.
On average, checking your car for problems, especially with the timing chain and belt, takes one to two hours for inspection and diagnosis. After we know the problems, we can give you a more accurate estimate of expenses and the time it will take to fix the issues. You can learn more about car timing chain and belt repair and replacement near Lynnwood by calling Conaway Motors at (425) 905-2424.