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165 Commerce Dr, Fairfield, CT, 06825

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Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Thu9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • SunClosed

What Is a Timing Belt?

Man Fixing Timing Belt

Whether you’ve been experiencing engine misfires or strange noises from under the hood, you may have narrowed down your car issues to the timing belt. But, just what is a timing belt and what does it do for your car? The timing belt is also known as a cambelt, or may be called a timing chain.  This simple component plays a huge role in your engine’s performance, because it coordinates the movements between the camshaft and crankshaft, allowing your valves and pistons operate in harmony. But when timing belt problems occur, you could experience some strange symptoms on the Westport roads. Let’s go into the basics.

Do I Need a Timing Belt?

If your timing belt is broken or damaged, you’ll notice problems with the engine. Have you noticed any of these strange symptoms during your Norwalk drives?

  • The engine makes a ticking sound.
  • The engine won’t turn over.
  • The engine acts up between 2000 – 4000 RPM.
  • The engine misfires.
  • You notice smoke and fumes.
  • You notice oil leaks from the front of the motor.

If you identify any of these problems, it’s time to schedule your service with %%di_name%!

How Much is a Timing Belt?

The cost of your timing belt replacement will vary from dealership to dealership, and while you might not want to spend the money on such a small component, failing to perform this service can lead to even bigger problems down the line. Your timing belt controls the opening and closing mechanism of the valves, and if they break, your pistons are in trouble. That can cost thousands of dollars in Weston! Check out our service and parts specials to save on your next timing belt in Fairfield. Most manufacturers recommend replacing your timing belt every 60,000 to 100,000 miles to prevent potential issues from developing. So stay on top of your maintenance, and feel free to contact our service department for personalized recommendations.

Find Out More with Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield

Now that you know what a timing belt is, why not learn more about your Mercedes-Benz? Explore more of our favorite service tips and tricks, or start by finding out how often you should change your spark plugs. Feel free to contact us with any questions or visit Fairfield to chat about your service options. Compare OEM vs. aftermarket parts to see why we use OEM parts and how they work to best serve you!

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165 Commerce Dr • Fairfield, CT 06825

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Open Today! Sales: 9am-7pm

Open Today! Service: 7:30am-5:30pm

Open Today! Parts: 7:30am-5:30pm

Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield 41.1666432, -73.2262337.