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Sun: Closed

Mon: 07:00am - 5:30pm

Tue: 07:00am - 5:30pm

Wed: 07:00am - 5:30pm

Thu: 07:00am - 5:30pm

Fri: 07:00am - 5:30pm

Sat: Closed

Today: 07:00 am - 5:30 pm Closed Now

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908-835-8488

Puleo's Auto Clinic

239 Route 31 South
Washington, NJ 07882

First of all, do you know what a timing belt is and what it does? Simply stated, it coordinates the engine’s functions, allowing fuel to ignite in the combustion chamber by controlling the rotation of the engine camshaft and crankshaft as well as the opening and closing of the engine values that let air and gas in and out. In other words, the timing belt is crucial for the operation of your vehicle.

So just how often should timing belts be replaced? There usually is no indication that the timing belt is wearing out and about ready to break. So most mechanics recommend replacing the timing belt between every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual to see what the manufacturer recommends for your particular vehicle.

That said, there are a few signs that will let you know when the timing belt needs to be replaced, such as hearing odd noises coming from the engine, the “check engine” light starts flashing, it is getting harder to start the engine accompanied with misfiring, and your car starts to stall and idle rough.

It is more cost-effective and safer to replace your car’s timing belt before it actually breaks. Spending a few hundred dollars on a new timing belt is better than spending thousands on major engine repair.

At the same time, your mechanic can check out the other components that are close to the belt, such as the water pump and vehicle hoses, and may recommend that you replace them as a preventative measure. This will save a significant amount of time and money later if it becomes necessary to replace the water pump.

Have more questions how often should timing belts be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Puleo’s Auto Clinic for more information about belts and vehicle hoses and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop serves vehicle owners in Washington, NJ, and the surrounding areas.

How often should timing belts be replaced? Call the auto repair experts at Puleo’s Auto Clinic to find out more about maintenance on vehicle hoses and belts.

First of all, do you know what a timing belt is and what it does? Simply stated, it coordinates the engine’s functions, allowing fuel to ignite in the combustion chamber by controlling the rotation of the engine camshaft and crankshaft as well as the opening and closing of the engine values that let air and gas in and out. In other words, the timing belt is crucial for the operation of your vehicle.

So just how often should timing belts be replaced? There usually is no indication that the timing belt is wearing out and about ready to break. So most mechanics recommend replacing the timing belt between every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual to see what the manufacturer recommends for your particular vehicle.

That said, there are a few signs that will let you know when the timing belt needs to be replaced, such as hearing odd noises coming from the engine, the “check engine” light starts flashing, it is getting harder to start the engine accompanied with misfiring, and your car starts to stall and idle rough.

It is more cost-effective and safer to replace your car’s timing belt before it actually breaks. Spending a few hundred dollars on a new timing belt is better than spending thousands on major engine repair.

At the same time, your mechanic can check out the other components that are close to the belt, such as the water pump and vehicle hoses, and may recommend that you replace them as a preventative measure. This will save a significant amount of time and money later if it becomes necessary to replace the water pump.

Have more questions how often should timing belts be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Puleo’s Auto Clinic for more information about belts and vehicle hoses and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop serves vehicle owners in Washington, NJ, and the surrounding areas.

John Puleo
Puleo's Auto ClinicAuto Repair Shop in Washington, NJ

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239 Route 31 South, Washington, NJ 07882908-835-8488autorepair@puleosauto.com
Mon:07:00am - 5:30pm
Tue:07:00am - 5:30pm
Wed:07:00am - 5:30pm
Thu:07:00am - 5:30pm
Fri:07:00am - 5:30pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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