Volvo Cars Timing Belt Replacement Greenville SC

What will my timing belt service include when I visit your Volvo dealership?

This can be a bit of a complicated question to answer. Since there are countless components that tie into a timing belt, there are contrasting items that may be needed for your service. Some vehicles may just need new timing belts, others may need a new camshaft, while some may need a crankshaft pulley that may have been damaged along with the timing belt. Depending on the results of the multi-point inspection, your vehicle timing belt service may include:

  • Timing Belt Cover Inspection & Removal
  • Timing Belt Replacement
  • Vehicle Operation Diagnostic
  • Timing Belt Installation
  • Crankshaft Realignment & Inspection

Commonly Asked Questions About Timing Belts

How Should A Timing Belt Work?

To keep it simple, a timing belt helps connect your crankshaft and camshaft for the smooth operation of your engine's moving parts and to maximize performance and efficiency.

Clanking noises can be caused by a faulty timing belt missing teeth.

How long do timing belts last?

In most cases, the average timing belt will last anywhere between 60k-90k miles. If your vehicle has over 90,000 miles and has not had the timing belt replaced, you may want to schedule an inspection to ensure secure operation of your vehicle.

Banging noises may be caused by the timing belt coming off track of the camshaft and crankshaft during operation.

Do I have to change my timing belt?

Yes, you do have to replace your timing belt at some point in your vehicle's life. If you are unsure if your timing belt has reached the end of its life, we recommend you schedule a complimentary multi-point inspection to determine the health of your timing belt.

My engine is idling roughly. Why?

If you notice rough idling of your vehicle, your timing belt may have begun to crack and tear in certain parts, losing a seamless connection between the camshaft and crankshaft and putting your vehicle in danger.

What do Timing Belts Do?

Timing belts are fiber-reinforced drive belts made to connect two vital pieces of your engine, the crankshaft and the camshaft, to operate smoothly.

What is a timing belt replacement?

A timing belt replacement involves removing the timing belt cover, pulling off the worn-out timing belt, replacing it with a new belt, and adjusting the position of the camshaft and crankshaft to ensure seamless operation. If you are unsure if you need a timing belt replaced, Volvo of Greenville can help.

My engine won't start. Why?

If your engine has abruptly stopped or if it is refusing to start you may be experiencing timing belt issues. If your timing belt has broken or come off track your engine will not start.

What causes timing belt noises?

There are several reasons for hearing noises from your timing belt.

What is involved in a timing belt replacement?

The first thing we will do at Volvo of Greenville is perform a complimentary multi-point inspection to ensure your Volvo is not experiencing timing belt repair symptoms from another engine component. Once the problem has been identified as a sole timing belt issue the service advisor may recommend you replace your timing belt. Timing belt replacement may be the only way to ensure a full fix of the issues you are experiencing.

At Volvo of Greenville, we suggestion a multi-point inspection with every service visit that includes inspecting your timing belt, brake pads, rotors, operation, belts, hoses, and filters, among other items, not just your brake system. Our mechanics, however, will look at the following when inspecting your timing belt:

  • Timing belt cover removal and inspection
  • Identify the positioning of your camshaft timing marks
  • Road test to ensure normal operation of your vehicle
  • Crankshaft and crankshaft pulley inspection
  • Engine crankshaft turned by hand to align with positioning of crankshaft timing marks

Timing Belt Service Near Me | Timing Belt Repair & Replacement In Greenville

Timing belts are designed to wear out over time. Your timing belt may affect the ignition, operation, and drivability of your engine. A faulty timing belt will put you in harm's way. A full inspection though will show underlying problems, as well as what can be repaired and what needs replaced.Timing belt replacement is one of the most everyday repairs to high mileage engines. You can schedule your timing belt replacement at Volvo of Greenville, where you will find a state-of-the-art service department with a number of amenities to make your service experience even better.

Volvo Timing Belt Replacement Service At The Area's Only Volvo Dealership

The timing belt on your Volvo car, truck or SUV can be one of the most overlooked auto repair issues. Most people have no idea what a timing belt does. What does a timing belt do? A timing belt is a toothed drive belt manufactured out of highly durable materials that help the crankshaft drive the camshafts into the cylinder head at a slower speed. The camshafts are used to operate the engine's intake and exhaust valves sequentially to sync with the pistons for perfect engine ignition. In layman's terms, the timing belt is a crucial piece of your engine that keeps your vehicle running smoothly.

Timing belts are available in two sizes, metric and imperial dimensions. The type of timing belt you will require is dependant on the vehicle you are driving and the engine drivetrain it operates with. The most everyday forms of timing belt designs are trapezoidal timing belts and round tooth timing belts. The trapezoidal tooth shape timing belt with metric dimensions is one of the most commonly used timing belts in modern-day vehicles. The larger tooth size allows for a higher load carrying nature and accuracy is greatly improved. Round tooth timing belts are still implemented as well for their efficiency and economically priced timing belt applications. Our service advisors can help guide you on the right timing belt for you.

How do I Know When My Volvo Needs a Timing Belt Replacement?

Just like there are everyday engine issues, there are very noticeable signs that can indicate the cause of a timing belt issue. Signs like problems starting, rough idling, and loud banging noises are complete indicators that you need to check your Timing Belt. However, there are countless other, and less noticeable, indicators that your timing belt may be showing which you don't want to ignore.

Schedule your appointment with Volvo of Greenville if you experience any of the following:

  • You hear banging noises coming from the engine bay
  • Your engine runs rough and you notice your vehicle lose power inconsistently
  • You notice a significant loss of power
  • You car begins to idle and vibrate roughly
  • You notice clanking sounds coming from your engine during idle
  • Your engine stops abruptly or will not start
  • You have over 90,000 miles on your vehicle. (Volvo of Greenville offers a complimentary multi-point inspection every visit)
  • You experience a significant loss of fuel economy

Why Should I Get My Timing Belt Inspected?

  • Volvo of Greenville uses genuine Volvo auto parts that were specifically designed for your vehicle.
  • Get an explanation/quote of the work before it begins, along with how long it will take
  • Get your vehicle inspected by a certified Volvo mechanic to properly identify any issues affecting your Timing Belt
  • Get an estimate of what the imperative work will cost based on the individual problems of your Timing Belt

Save on a New Timing Belt & Timing Belt Service with Volvo of Greenville

Maintaining your vehicle can be a daunting task but this is why we have expert service advisors and service technicians to keep you informed. You may ask "When is it time to replace my timing belt?" or "How do I know my timing belt is faulty?". There are a few vital signs that will let you know you may be in need of a new timing belt. Every vehicle is other, however, the average car or SUV will need a timing belt replaced every 60k-90k miles due to everyday wear and tear of the compounds that make up the timing belt. If your engine stops abruptly or refuses to start, you may have an issue with your timing belt. Another everyday symptom of a failing timing belt is memorable sounds coming from your engine, such as banging or clanking. If you are experiencing any issues we urge you to schedule service immediately so we can perform a complimentary inspection and ensure your engine is running properly.

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