Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement in Colorado Springs
The timing belt is a crucial part of your vehicle’s engine system. It ensures that the camshaft and crankshaft movements are synchronized so that the engine is able to take in the right amount of air and fuel mixture. Your car may have a timing chain rather than a timing belt, which essentially has the same function with the exception of the timing belt also driving the water pump on some models of vehicles.
An important part of good vehicle maintenance is ensuring that the timing belt, timing chain, and water pump are replaced on time according to manufacturer recommendations, or as needed. When one of these critical components fails or breaks, you may end up with a vehicle that doesn’t run. Here at LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs, CO, we are your source for professional vehicle maintenance for just about every make and model of vehicle. Our ASE certified technicians will perform your timing belt, chain, or water pump replacement with the utmost care to get you back on the road in a timely manner.
A broken timing belt or chain typically leads to engine failure, and both can also damage surrounding engine components. A failing water pump can prevent your vehicle’s cooling system from lubricating and regulating the temperature of the engine, leading to overheating. In most models of vehicles, the water pump is located behind the timing belt, so it is recommended that the water pump is replaced at the same time as the timing belt to save you money on labor. If you are unsure of when to have your timing belt or chain replaced, refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual or manufacturer recommendations, or bring your car into our shop for an inspection.
Here are some warning signs to look out for that can indicate a problem with the timing belt or chain in your vehicle:
- Engine failure
- Grinding noises while driving
- Lack of power
- Vibrating while driving
- Vehicle “slipping”
If you need timing belt replacement or water pump replacement in Colorado Springs, CO, look no further than the professionals here at LightHouse Automotive. Schedule your visit using our online appointment form or give us a call with any questions today!