Liberty Auto Repair

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Here at Hometown Tire and Auto, our ASE certified technicians are experts in assessing and diagnosing engine service and repair needs. We have a solid reputation in the Liberty, Texas area for providing the highest service efficiency and honest customer service.

Replacement of a timing belt can be a costly repair and something that many vehicle owners will be reluctant to consider. Most auto manufacturers recommend that you replace the timing belt in your car or truck every 40,000 to 60,000 miles.

Our technicians will inspect your timing belt and give you an honest assessment of it's condition. Rest assured we will get the job done in the most cost effective and timely manner possible, helping you avoid a catastrophic engine failure in the future.

What is a timing belt?

The timing belt is a very important rubber belt situated behind the drive belts in the engine compartment. It's primary function is to keep the crankshaft in sync with the camshaft, which ensures proper timing and performance of the engine valves.

Why is servicing your timing belt important?

It is vital to follow the maintenance schedule provided by the auto manufacturer for the recommended replacement of your timing belt. Failing to follow these recommendations and ignoring the replacement of the timing belt could result in a major engine failure if the belt ruptures. Because the timing belt is located inside the engine compartment close to so many important components, a broken belts can severely damage the integrity of the entire engine.

Common indications that it's time to replace your timing belt

* irregular and abnormal squeaking or shrieking sounds coming from the area around the timing cover. It's likely to hear this especially right as you start the vehicle up. When your car is idling you may hear these sounds as well.

* It's not always possible, but if you can visually inspect the belt it should be free of any wear and tear. A healthy timing belt should be entirely clean and free from any abrasions.

* If your vehicle is having trouble starting and it takes several try's to turn the engine over, this could be a sign that your timing belt is not functioning.

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