Delaware OH
Timing Belt Service

5339 Maloney Road, Delaware, OH 43015

Oxford Automotive

A timing belt plays a pivotal role in the intricate dance of most engines. Precision is key as the engine seeks the perfect blend of fuel and air within the combustion chamber. Orchestrating this delicate process are the intake and exhaust valves, deftly manipulated by the camshaft. Acting as the maestro, the crankshaft entrusts the timing belt with the responsibility of turning the camshaft. In this choreography, the valves open and close, enabling the fluid entry and exit of the fuel/air mixture and facilitating the graceful ascent and descent of the pistons. The timing belt, a robust band of rubber, shoulders the weight of this intricate performance. Recognizing its pivotal role, entrusting Oxford Automotive for the meticulous maintenance or timely replacement of the timing belt is imperative.

Maintenance of Timing Belts

Each automotive manufacturer provides a prescribed timetable for the examination or replacement of the timing belt. The recommended intervals for timing belt inspections and replacements differ significantly based on the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). If you're uncertain about whether your car, truck, or SUV requires a timing belt inspection or replacement, reach out to Oxford Automotive in Delaware today for guidance.

Guarding against an unforeseen timing belt failure becomes effortlessly achievable by adhering to the scheduled maintenance for your car, truck, or SUV at Oxford Automotive. Opting for a timing belt inspection during routine services such as an oil change, a tune-up, or any other service visit can potentially spare you from the inconvenience and frustration of finding yourself stranded on the side of the somewhere in the Delaware County area due to a snapped timing belt.

Indications of a Worn Timing Belt

Despite being crafted from high-quality rubber and designed for durability, timing belts inevitably require replacement over time. Recognizing the signs that your timing belt needs attention is crucial. While some vehicles may exhibit symptoms, others may not show any warning signs. If you're uncertain, don't hesitate to call Oxford Automotive or have your vehicle brought to our Delaware auto repair shop to let one of our expert technicians inspect it for you.

  1. Broken Timing Belt:
    Regular inspections can help predict a worn timing belt, but oftentimes, there is no symptom other than your engine dying while driving or failing to start.
  2. Engine Won't Start or Turn Over:
    Since the timing belt drives the camshaft through sprockets, a faulty timing belt can prevent your vehicle from starting. If your vehicle is experiencing starting issues, schedule an appointment with Oxford Automotive promptly.
  3. Oil Leak Near the Motor:
    A loose timing belt cover may result in an oil leak near the motor. If you notice oil leakage, it's essential to address the issue to prevent further complications.
  4. Decreasing Fuel Economy:
    A worn timing belt can stretch, impacting valve timing and leading to a decrease in fuel economy. At Oxford Automotive, our technicians can address timing belt issues and more to ensure optimal performance.
  5. Rough Engine Performance or Misfires:
    A worn-out or stretched timing belt affects the synchronization of the camshaft, leading to rough idle, lack of acceleration, misfires, or stalling. Oxford Automotive can accurately diagnose and resolve these issues.
  6. Squealing Sounds from the Engine:
    A squealing timing belt, especially during acceleration, braking, or idling, is a cause for concern. If you hear any belt squealing, including the timing belt, contact Oxford Automotive in Delaware for prompt attention.
  7. Ticking or Clicking Noise:
    Engine noises like ticking or clicking may indicate a worn timing belt or low oil pressure. Both issues require immediate action to prevent further damage. If you notice these sounds, get help from an expert technician at Oxford Automotive in Delaware without delay.
Addressing a Broken Timing Belt While Driving

Even with meticulous maintenance and regular inspections, a timing belt can unexpectedly fail. If your timing belt breaks while you're driving, it's crucial to take immediate action. A broken timing belt will result in your engine shutting off abruptly. Here's what you should do:

  1. Steer to Safety:
    Safely steer your vehicle to the shoulder or the nearest safe location. Try to avoid abrupt maneuvers, and use your hazard lights to alert other drivers.
  2. Assess Additional Damage:
    Depending on your vehicle's engine type, a broken timing belt while driving can lead to additional damage. Some potential mechanical failures include:
    • Bent or broken valves
    • Damaged camshaft
    • Ruined cylinder heads
    • Damaged pistons
  3. Seek Professional Assistance:
    If you observe any of these signs or suspect a timing belt failure, it's crucial to seek professional assistance promptly. Come to Oxford Automotive in Ventura as soon as possible. Our skilled technicians will conduct a thorough examination of your timing belt and address any issues to ensure the optimal performance of your vehicle.
    Remember, timely intervention is key to minimizing potential damage and getting your car, truck, or SUV back on the road safely. Contact Oxford Automotive, where our quality technicians are dedicated to resolving any timing belt-related issues you may be experiencing.
Your Trusted Destination for Delaware Timing Belt Replacement

Whether you're behind the wheel of an Acura, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes Buick, or any other vehicle, the time may come for a crucial timing belt replacement. If you find yourself in the vicinity of our auto repair shop in Delaware, your ideal choice is Oxford Automotive. Our team of dependable technicians have been at the forefront, conducting numerous timing belt replacements and inspections with unwavering dedication. Count on us to work diligently, ensuring the optimal performance of your timing belt. From comprehensive auto repair to adhering to factory-recommended maintenance, our services cover a wide spectrum.

Why Delaware chooses Oxford Automotive?
  1. Transparency: At Oxford Automotive, transparency is the foundation of our service. We believe in keeping our customers informed every step of the way, providing clarity and understanding.
  2. Honesty: Honesty is our policy. We prioritize open communication and honesty in all our dealings, ensuring you have the information needed to make informed decisions about your vehicle.
  3. Integrity: Operating with integrity is non-negotiable. Our commitment to ethical practices and integrity sets us apart as a reliable choice for all your automotive needs.
  4. Expertise: As automotive experts, our skilled technicians possess the knowledge and expertise to handle various vehicle makes and models, ensuring precise timing belt replacements.
  5. Years of Experience: With a team having decades of combined automotive repair experience, Oxford Automotive brings decades of experience to the table. Trust us to leverage our extensive knowledge in providing top-notch timing belt replacement services.

For a dependable timing belt replacement in Delaware, make your way to Oxford Automotive. Contact us today or use our website to schedule an appointment. Experience the difference of working with a team dedicated to transparency, honesty, integrity, and unmatched expertise.