Timing Belt Replacement

Just how does a timing belt work?

Your cars and truck’s timing belt is one of the most important parts that keeps your car or truck running. It connects the camshaft (which allows air as well as gas in and out of the engine by opening and closing the engine’s shutoffs) to the crankshaft, which handles the pistons of your engine. In the majority of autos, the timing belt is also in charge of the running of your automobile’s water pump, fuel pump, and injection pump.

How do I recognize if I need a timing belt replacement?

If your timing belt breaks or splits, it can create severe damages to your car. Some signs of a worn out or damaged timing belt are:

  • Your vehicle’s engine is stalling.

There are teeth on timing belts which grasp gears as they revolve a series of engine parts. If these teeth are fragile or begin falling off, the timing belt will start to slip away from the gears.

  • You hear weird sounds coming from the engine.

If you listen to a ticking sound originating from your engine, it can indicate reduced oil pressure within your engine or a failing timing belt.

  • There is smoke stemming from your engine.

The top of every cyndrical tube has 2 openings that enable air inside and let out engine exhaust. The opening and closing of these openings are synchronized with specifically how the cyndrical tubes move and how the camshaft rotates. A used or damaged timing belt suggests this activity is not synchronized, triggering a build-up of exhaust that is expelled in the form of smoke.

Although the recommended period to alter your timing belt is every 100,000 miles, if you are experiencing several of the indicators above, it’s a great principle to bring your vehicle or vehicle to an auto service center that can quickly detect along with repair the problem. That shop is SJM AutoWerks in Lake in the Hills. Our service technicians have decades of experience and have extensive factory and/or sophisticated technological training. If you live in Lake in the Hills or bordering places, do not be reluctant to schedule an appointment with us today!

Your Trusted Shop for Timing Belt Replacement

If you are in need for a timing belt replacement and are in Lake in the Hills or surrounding areas, look no further than SJM AutoWerks. Our service advising team has decades of combined experience and will make sure we make the most accurate diagnoses of repairs your vehicle needs. Here are some reasons to make us your local auto repair shop:

  • We always offer fair prices.
  • Our waiting area has free coffee and water for you to enjoy.
  • We work to give our customers the best auto repair experience as we can, every time.
  • We are a family-owned business and are bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • We support all first responders.


Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 815-477-9735 today!

For honest and efficient engine repairs in Lake in the Hills,, IL, turn to the capable team at SJM AutoWerks. “Life's too short to drive boring cars.”

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