What is a Timing Belt?

Timing belt

If you’re in San Diego and asking, “What is timing belt?” you’re not alone. Timing belts, also known as cambelts, are made from a thin material that holds together and synchronizes the camshaft and crankshaft rotations. Timing belts play a crucial role in how internal combustion engines work, ensuring that the camshaft and crankshaft are rotating in sync, so valves and pistons can work properly. Engine valves control the air/fuel mixture intake and exhaust gas and push the pistons down as fuel ignites in the combustion chamber. To do this, some Escondido cars may have a rubber belt or a timing chain. Learn more about what is a timing belt and how much does a timing belt cost with Mercedes-Benz of Escondido.


How Much Does a Timing Belt Cost?

A timing belt is vital because if it breaks, the valves won’t open and close at the correct time. The valves will hit the pistons and the car will need expensive repairs – up to or over $2,000 if the valves, water pump, and pistons are damaged. Even without damage, San Marcos drivers can expect to pay around $500 to $1,000 with parts and labor costs. Most car manufacturers recommend replacing the belt every 60,000 to 100,000 miles.


Signs Your Car Needs a New Timing Belt

No matter if your car has a rubber belt or a timing chain, it’s easy to tell when there’s a problem. If you notice any of the following signs, schedule a service appointment at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido immediately:

  • Ticking noise coming from the engine
  • The engine won’t turn over
  • The engine acts up between 2,000 – 4,000 RPM
  • The engine misfires
  • More smoke and fumes than normal
  • Oil leaks from the front of the motor
Timing belt in an engine

What’s the Difference Between a Timing Belt and a Serpentine Belt?

Serpentine belts are different from timing belts. An important part of your vehicle’s engine block, the serpentine belt powers your alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning compressor, and more, whereas a timing belt helps your car’s crankshaft and camshaft stay in sync. 


Schedule Service to Replace Your Timing Belt with Mercedes-Benz of Escondido

If you have more questions about what is a timing belt or how much is a timing belt, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido! Our highly trained service staff can repair timing belts and any other car maintenance. Read more about service tips and be sure to check out our latest parts tips and tricks!


Service Specials at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido

"A" Service Special - Save $25!

The “A” Service first visit is at approximately 10,000 miles or 1 year. The exact time is determined by the vehicle’s Flexible Service System.

Then it is approximately every 20,000 miles or 2 years. Please see your service advisor for all Mercedes-Benz A-Service specifics.

Get your 10,000 mile interval service done at an incredibly low price!

Services Performed:

  1. Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement
  2. Genuine Mercedes-Benz Fleece Oil Filter replacement
  3. Tire Inflation Check & Correction
  4. Brake Component Inspection: inspection of brake pad and rotors thickness for wear
  5. Reset Maintenance Counter
  6. All Fluid Level Checks & Corrections Are Dependent On Factory-Recommended Service Intervals For Your Vehicle’s Year & Model

Dealer-Added:

  • Complete undercarriage inspection
  • Add new washer solution into washer reservoir
  • Perform Midtronics test on battery
  • Road test
  • Vehicle wash with interior vacuum

Mercedes-Benz A-Service adheres to all required elements listed by model year and specific model as indicated on the corresponding service sheet for Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA.

 

 

 

Mention/present this offer at time of write up. Cannot be combined with any other discount or advertised special. Cannot be applied to prior purchases. No Cash Value. Valid only at Mercedes of Escondido. Does not apply to diesel, AMG®, SLR, Maybach, GTS, SLS models. Only valid at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido. Price advertised for Service A/Service B includes all factory required components. Please refer to your maintenance booklet for the complete list of factory specified service requirements and details on the specific intervals for your vehicle's year and model.  All fluid level checks and corrections are dependent on factory recommended service and intervals for your vehicle's year and model. Additional factory required services may be required depending on mileage of vehicle. MY09-newer. *(European image shown)

EXPIRES: 06/01/2020
"B" Service Special - Save $50!

The “B” Service first visit is at approximately 20,000 miles or 1 year after the previous service. The exact time is determined by the vehicle’s Flexible Service System.

Then it is typically every 20,000 miles or 2 years (approximately). Please see service adviser for all Mercedes-Benz B-Service specifics.

Services Performed:

  1. Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement
  2. Oil Filter Replacement
  3. Cabin Dust/Combination Filter Replacement
  4. Brake Fluid Exchange
  5. All Fluid Level Checks & Corrections Are Dependent On Factory-Recommended Service Intervals For Your Vehicle’s Year & Model.
  6. Tire Inflation Check & Correction
  7. Brake Component Inspection
  8. Reset Maintenance Counter
  9. Adherence to all required elements listed by model year and specific model as indicated on the corresponding service sheet for Mercedes Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA

 

Includes a complimentary deluxe car wash!

commercial vehicles excluded. Additional services may be recommended based of age and mileage of

vehicle (transmission service, differential service, air filter replacement, spark plug replacement) frequency of other maintenance items vary by year and model.

Mention/present this offer at time of write up. Cannot be combined with any other discount or advertised special. Cannot be applied to prior purchases. No Cash Value. Valid only at Mercedes of Escondido. Does not apply to diesel, AMG®, SLR, Maybach, GTS, SLS models. Only valid at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido. Price advertised for Service A/Service B includes all factory required components. Please refer to your maintenance booklet for the complete list of factory specified service requirements and details on the specific intervals for your vehicle's year and model.  All fluid level checks and corrections are dependent on factory recommended service and intervals for your vehicle's year and model. Additional factory required services may be required depending on mileage of vehicle. MY09-newer.

EXPIRES: 06/01/2020
Brake Special

$50.00 off Brake Pads + $100.00 off Brake Rotors

EXPIRES: 06/01/2020
High Mileage Service Special

Complimentary Inspection + 20% off Labor  2012 and Older

Disclaimer: Max $300.00 off

EXPIRES: 06/01/2020
Free Check Engine Inspection

Free Scan and report and Receive 20% off Labor

Applies to 2011 and older vehicles

*Disclaimer: Max $300.00 off

EXPIRES: 06/01/2020
Sprinter Maintenance Special
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

10% off Sprinter Maintenance Service

*Disclaimer: Max discount $250.00

EXPIRES: 06/01/2020

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