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  • Mon - Thu9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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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 to 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 and if you still have questions after reading this article, reach our to our service team at Call service Phone Number(877) 557-5299.
 

 

When to Replace a Timing Belt

Knowing when to replace a timing belt is at least as important as knowing what a timing belt is. 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.

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 timing belt replacement with %%di_name%!
 

How Much is Timing Belt Replacement?

Timing belt replacement costs tend to range from $300 to $500, including labor, which constitutes the majority of the price. The belt itself is only $50 or so, but a significant amount of work is needed to fit it with your engine and make sure that everything is operating as intended. 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!
 

Schedule Mercedes-Benz Timing Belt Replacement in Fairfield, CT

Check out our service and parts specials to save on your next timing belt replacement in Fairfield, CT! Feel free to contact us with any questions or visit our service center to chat about your options.

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. Compare OEM vs. aftermarket parts to see why we use OEM parts and how they work to best serve you!
 

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