Timing Belt Replacement in Alexandria, VA
Yates Express Lube is the best option for you when you are looking for a timing chain or timing belt replacement in Alexandria, VA. Yates Express Lube has a team of professional and experienced technicians, who are committed to the highest standard of customer care and providing top-quality services and repairs.
When To Replace Timing Belt or Chain?
Yates Express Lube’s certified service team would like to invite you to our auto repair shop in Alexandria, VA for a timing belt replacement that could extend the life of your vehicles and possibly keep your vehicle warranty in effect. The majority of vehicles require that their timing belt need to be replaced at 100,000 miles or somewhere around that number. On the other hand, there are cars that have timing chains instead of a timing belt. These timing chains can still stretch or break and they can be noisier. The owner's manual of your car will tell you when you have to change your timing belt. You have to change it before it becomes a serious problem. A lot of vehicles have complicated internal systems that must work in perfect synchrony all together and when the timing belt breaks, the internal parts of the engine are destroyed and the synchrony is gone. This happens so fast that you won't even get a warning. Some experts in the auto repair industry have named it a "grenade." The engine breaks apart on the inside, resulting in buying a new engine or a new car. A timing belt is way cheaper than a new engine or a new car.
While You’re At It…
When you are having your timing belt replaced, there's another component that runs on this belt, and that is your water pump. It's much easier to replace your water pump when your car is pulled apart. At Yates Express Lube, we advise you to replace your water pump as well when you are replacing your timing belt. If you've planned yo do both replacements, this could save you some serious cash. As a matter of fact, they are most commonly done together mainly because when we have to replace your water pump, we have to do almost the exact same work as replacing your timing belt. This is not true for all vehicle makes and models on the market, but for the majority of them.
At Yates Express Lube, our professional technicians have replaced more timing chains, timing belts and water pumps than we can even remember. If your vehicle needs a new timing belt, water pump or timing chain, give Yates Express Lube a call or visit our auto repair shop at 5800 Kingstowne Center Dr. Alexandria, VA, 22315 to schedule an appointment!