SERVICE OVERVIEW

 

Timing Belt

The timing belt is a notched rubber belt that allows the crankshaft to turn the camshaft. A timing belt is sometimes called a Gilmer belt or a camshaft drive belt. The camshaft opens and closes the valves in synchronized movement with the engine’s pistons. If your timing belt breaks, your engine will stop working and typically will cause major engine damage. That’s why it’s important to have your timing belt regularly inspected. If the belt is loose or has slipped the valves could open at the wrong time and be struck by your engine’s pistons. Warning sounds include a slapping noise coming from your engine. This indicates a slipped belt. When inspecting your timing belt, Turbotec Automotive technicians will look for cracks or stripping that indicate it’s time for belt replacement. Typically, timing belts should be replaced every 60,000 to 86,000 kilometers (or 50,000 to 60,000 thousand miles).

Serpentine Belt

Serpentine belts, also known as drive belts, provide power to the air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, cooling fan, air injection pump, and more. If your vehicle’s serpentine belt breaks, all of the engine parts it is powering will stop working and your engine could overheat and be damaged. Turbotec Automotive technicians look for cracks, wear, and stripping to determine if your serpentine belt is in danger of failing. Like the timing belt, we recommend having your serpentine belt inspected every time you have your oil changed. Warning sounds include a screeching noise coming from your engine, especially during start-ups on cold mornings or on sharp turns. Studies have shown that serpentine belts most often fail between 57,000 and 87,000 kilometers (or 36,000 to 50,000 miles). It’s recommended to change your serpentine belt before this mileage.

Hoses

Coolant hoses include the upper and lower radiator hoses plus heater hoses. Some cars include a bypass hose. Hoses provide a flexible connection for coolant flow between the engine, radiator, engine and heating block. Tiny cracks can form from the inside that can eventually lead to a burst hose and overheated engine. Have your vehicle hoses and accompanying clamps inspected twice a year.

PRICING

Timing Belt (gilmer belt or a camshaft drive belt) Change ask us for an inquiry.
Serpentine Belt (also known as drive belt) Change ask us for an inquiry.
Coolant Hoses Change ask us for an inquiry.
Heater Hoses Change ask us for an inquiry.
Bypass Hose Change ask us for an inquiry.

WHY CHOOSE US

We offer a full range of garage services to vehicle owners in Waiblingen. We can help you with everything from an oil change to an engine change. We can handle any problem on both foreign and domestic vehicles.

  • We make auto repair more convenient for you
  • We are a friendly and professional group of people
  • We handle a wide range of car services
  • Same day service for most repairs and maintenance
  • We get the job done right — the first time

POPULAR QUESTIONS

  • Should I consider using synthetic oil?

    Synthetic engine oils are produced through a synthesis process that takes very small molecules and assembles them into larger ones.

  • What parts should be replaced?

    Your car should be inspected on a regular base, at least once a year or every 20.000Km. Neccessary replacements can be discussed afterwards.

  • How do I keep track of routine?

    Many people are using their car manuals or service manuals for this, but we will be glad to remind you if you prefer a personal service.

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