How Much Is a Timing Belt?

Timing Belt

No one wants to be stranded alongside the road in Monroeville because of a broken timing belt. That’s why it’s important to replace your car’s timing belt from time to time. But, how much is a timing belt? Depending on your vehicle, you can find one at an auto parts store for less than $30. But does that mean you should just go buy a belt and replace it yourself? Well, replacing a timing belt is a lot more complex than you might think.

What Does a Timing Belt Do?

A timing belt keeps the various moving parts of your car’s engine in sync. This is important, because if the valves don’t open and close at the right time and in the right order as the pistons move up and down, this can cause serious damage to the engine. So, we strongly recommend having a professional replace your car’s timing belt for you, unless you have the proper training. You’re welcome to schedule an appointment with ourService Center when it’s time for a timing belt replacement. How much is a timing belt replacement by a mechanic?

How Much is a Timing Belt Replacement by a Professional?

So, how much is a timing belt replacement by a professional mechanic? Most Upper St Clair area mechanics will charge anywhere from $500 to $1,000 to replace a timing belt, including parts and labor. This may seem surprising, considering the actual cost of a timing belt itself. But consider the repair costs that you might incur if the timing belt isn’t installed correctly, as often happens when this is attempted by an amateur. The valves may not be properly synced with the pistons, causing them to open at the incorrect times, the pistons to collide, and the valves to ultimately be bent. It can cost in excess of $2,000 to repair that kind of damage. Of course, you should check out ourservice specials to make sure you get the best deal.

Trust Your Car to the Experts at Rohrich Cadillac of Pittsburgh

The helpful technicians at Rohrich Cadillac will service your automobile right, the first time. And we make it easy to get your car serviced. You can evenschedule an appointment online. We’re just a short drive away from Peters Township, so drop by orcontact us today!

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