Timing Belt Repair in Asheville, North Carolina
The Importance of Timing
It’s often been said that “timing is everything.” As applied to your vehicle, the adage certainly holds true. The timing mechanism–often a belt–orchestrates the movement of engine parts during the combustion process. These movements are quick and precise. If the timing is off, the moving parts end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. At best, your auto will run poorly. At worst, it may not start, or the engine may destroy itself. If you suspect a related issue, visit Precision International in Asheville, North Carolina, for timing belt repair. You’ll find us nearby at 23 Sardis Road Asheville, NC 28806. To make your appointment, use our online scheduling feature or call us at (828) 670-9191.
Is It Time?
Perhaps you’re wondering exactly how you’ll know if your timing belt needs replacing. The great news is that it’s not a component that must be changed often. While we’ll need to properly diagnose the problem with your vehicle, there are some signs you may notice that could point to the timing belt as the underlying cause. An obvious clue is an automobile that won’t start. (Note: Failure to start may result from multiple causes, some simpler than a timing belt issue.) Another sign might be a ticking sound coming from the engine. This noise comes from the crankshaft turned by the timing belt. Furthermore, you may experience an engine misfire. This occurs when the valves and cylinders are not in the correct rhythm. You may hear an odd sound and notice a loss of power. Although a dashboard warning can indicate myriad issues, the check engine light may also indicate a timing problem. Finally, you may notice strange symptoms such as the feeling that your car is constantly hydroplaning. If water or other fluid gets onto the belt, a worn component may not be able to continue traveling the pulleys as it should.
Regardless of which indicators you’re noticing, you can count on Precision International for reliable timing belt repair. Since 1979, we’ve operated from the perspectives of honesty and excellence. We’re accredited by the Better Business Bureau and a member of the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina. We also protect your repair dollars by offering a 24-month/24,000-mile warranty. We’re open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, but we do close for lunch from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. Also, you can drop off or pick up your vehicle before and after hours. No matter the vehicle you’ve chosen, our experienced team has you covered.