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BERLIN'S #1 AUTO REPAIR CENTER
89 Harding Street • Berlin, CT 06037 (860) 829-7377 • HOURS: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:30pm, Sat 8:00am - 1:00pm, Closed Sundays

Kensington Auto Service Ltd. provides Timing Belt Replacement services to New Britain, CT, Southington, CT, Newington, CT, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Timing Belt Replacement Services at Kensington Auto Service Ltd.

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 Kensington Auto Service Ltd.?

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 New Britain, CT, Southington, CT, Newington, CT, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Berlin CT | New Britain CT | Newington CT | Southington CT | and surrounding areas

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Kensington Auto Service

The next time your check engine light turns on, check in at Kensington Auto Service. We're a BBB accredited business with ASE-certified technicians on staff to handle a wide variety of automotive repair services. From engine repair services, including diesel engine repair, to transmission replacement, brake repair, and automotive A/C services, we're the only stop you need to make for professional service at an affordable price. We also serve as a local tire dealer with great prices on popular tire brands like Hankook, Toyo, and Michelin®. Call for a competitive price quote on new tires or custom wheels, or contact us to schedule an auto repair or maintenance service. We handle common and complex automotive services. Stop in for your next oil change or wheel alignment today. We perform all our auto repair and preventive maintenance services at highly competitive prices. Use our website to learn more, then come visit us for personalized service.

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Phone: (860) 829-7377
Fax: (860) 829-1660
Address: 89 Harding Street
Berlin, CT 06037

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