|We do timing belts of
coarse. Engines with Timing belts need new belts at least every
90,000 miles, some need the every 60,000 miles.
Some cars are interference and some cars are non-interference.
What this means is that say you have a volvo that is interference and the timing belt snaps, this means that is is likely that the valves will get bent by hitting the pistons if the belt breaks. This can be very costly because you will have to pull the head, and have it rebuilt with new valves.
On non interference motors, such as on a PT-Cruiser a broken timing belt will not give you engine damage, but it will not run until you replace the belt either.
Whenever a timing belt is replaced it is recommended that you also replace the water pump at the same time, especially if it is a water pump that is driven by the timing belt or behind the timing belt.
|It is Especially important
that a timing belt is done with the utmost in care and precision.
Many cars have been brought into my shop with timing belts that are a
tooth or more off. While the car will still run, it will lack power
and run poorly or without hardly any power while wasting alot of fuel.
With timing belt jobs you usually get what you pay for!! Dont expect anyone to do a PT-Cruiser Timing belt job correctly for anything under $500. If you pay less dont be surprised if it runs poorly or you loose an idler pulley a couple months later and have to do the job again.
We always replace all NEEDED components and water pumps when these jobs are done, and we have never had a belt even one tooth off. EVER!