The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Rio Rancho drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.
Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Replacement is one of the more expensive maintenance services, but the cost at American Tire and Service to correct an engine damaged by a broken timing belt is much, much more.
It also has a tensioner to help maintain proper belt tension. The tensioner should be replaced along with the timing belt and any idler pulleys at the vehicle manufacturer’s specified service interval. Your American Tire and Service service advisor can help you. Give us a call.
These types of services are generally covered in your manufacturers recommended service specifications. When your car or truck is properly maintained by a qualified ASE trained technician, it can last for year longer in our Rio Rancho climate. The desert takes it’s toll on belts and hoses though, so it is better to replace them then to have one fail on you and cause greater damage and more costly repairs.
American Tire and Service
4520 Arrowhead Ridge Drive
Rio Rancho, NM 87124