Need a Timing Belt Replacement?


There are some signs that you may need a timing belt replacement. Perhaps you hear a ticking noise or your vehicle is misfiring. These signs indicate that your timing belt is stretched, but many drivers have their timing belts break on them, leading to the engine to spinning and not firing. The best way to avoid damage to your engine is by acting proactively and replacing your timing belt before it is needed.

Find out why the timing belt is so important and why our service center is the right place to have a timing belt replacement done.


The timing belt connects the crank and camshaft gears, ensuring that they spin in exact alignment so that the engine can function properly. This allows for the opening and closing of the engine's valves at the right time so that the pistons and valves never touch. However, when the timing belt breaks, the pistons and valves will be out of sync, potentially causing extensive damage to the valves through contact with the pistons.

Generally, it is recommended that you replace your timing belt between 60,000 and 100,000 miles. However, consulting your owner's manual for the manufacturer's recommendation is always a good idea.

Changing your timing belt isn't a simple procedure that most drivers can do from their homes. To replace a timing belt, you need advanced equipment like a water pump, idlers, tensioners, and more. The process of replacing a timing belt can take between 3 to six hours even for experienced service technicians.

When it's time for a timing belt replacement, come to North Reading Subaru for a thorough inspection or replacing the timing belt. We have a state-of-the-art facility, advanced equipment, and a team of highly skilled technicians.


If it's been the right interval for a timing belt replacement, you've experienced some of the indicators mentioned, or your vehicle just spins and doesn't fire, then make a timing belt replacement appointment with us today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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