(401) 596-3401
17 Ledward Ave. | Westerly, RI 02891
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Pat's Auto Center provides Timing Belt Replacement services to Westerly, RI, Stonington, CT, Mystic, CT, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 180 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Timing Belt Replacement Services at Pat's Auto Center

The timing belt, or timing chain in some vehicles, is a drive belt that synchronizes the rotation of the engine’s crankshaft and camshaft with the opening and closing of your engine’s valves. Depending on the vehicle, it may also rotate the water pump. When the crankshaft turns, the timing belt turns the camshaft, which opens and closes the engine valves to allow the pistons to move up and down. Your vehicle’s engine operates in four phases: intake, compression, combustion, and exhaust. During the intake phase, intake valves open and exhaust valves close as fuel and air enter the cylinders. As the air and fuel is mixed, compressed, and ignited by spark plugs during the compression and combustion phases, the valves close. The remaining air and fuel is pushed out of the exhaust valve during the exhaust phase. The timing belt is responsible for synchronizing this process and for opening and closing valves during normal engine operation.



Why Should You Have Timing Belt Replacement Services Performed at Pat's Auto Center?

Avoiding a timing belt replacement can result in complete engine failure. A worn or stretched belt can disrupt the operating order of the valves and pistons, which can result in a piston hitting a valve and damaging the engine. Timing belt failure warning signs include rough idling or difficulty starting the engine. Cracks on the belt, which is made of reinforced rubber, are an indication that it may soon break. Replacement of your timing belt will help keep your engine performing as it should and ensure you avoid expensive future repairs. During our replacement service, your belt will be replaced and synchronized with the crankshaft and camshaft to restore proper operating precision and order. It is widely recommended that you have your water pump changed during a timing belt replacement service as well. If your water pump fails later, it can do great damage to your vehicle. Since the water pump is easy to change during a timing belt replacement, consider having a new one installed at this time. Referring to your owner’s manual will help determine the appropriate service intervals for timing belt maintenance.

We proudly service the Timing Belt Replacement needs of customers in Westerly, RI, Stonington, CT, Mystic, CT, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Mystic CT | Stonington CT | Westerly RI | and surrounding areas

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Pat's Auto Center in Westerly, RI

For Westerly, RI, there's only one place to go when you need tires, auto service, or auto repairs for your vehicle: Pat's Auto Center. At Pat's Auto Center, we pride ourselves on fixing problems other mechanics fail to correct. Our years of experience in the automotive industry and passion for great customer service have earned us a reputation for excellence, not just in Westerly, but also in the nearby communities of Mystic and Stonington, CT. When you need new tires or auto repair, routine maintenance or simply a tune up, you can trust that Pat's Auto Center will get your car or truck back on the road with quality work done right the first time. 

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Address: 17 Ledward Ave
Westerly, RI 02891
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