The timing belt might seem unimportant, but it plays a crucial role in the mechanics of your Subaru. It enables your engine to operate by rotating the cam and crankshaft in sync to ensure that each cylinder fires at the right time. It controls the timing of the valves and pistons. Over time, age, heat and possible oil leaks will cause timing belt deterioration and it will need to be replaced. Timing belt replacement is a major undertaking, and you should take your Subaru to a trusted auto repair shop. At Adams Autoworx Albany we have extensive Subaru service and repair experience, and our nationally ASE certified technicians can perform even the most complex Subaru maintenance services and repairs.
As the timing belt ages, if not replaced, it will at some point break ( most often one of the teeth will sheer off – it’s still called a “brake”). This can cause serious engine damage that will cost thousands to repair, assuming repairs are advisable. If the worst case scenario occurs, your Subaru will need a new engine.
Typically a timing belt will last between 90,000 to 105,000 miles, but it’s best to consult your Subaru Owner’s Manual for the exact replacement mileage.
At Adams Autoworx Albany we offer comprehensive Subaru maintenance and repairs, so naturally we offer timing belt replacement service. All services and repairs performed by our nationally certified technicians carry a 36 months / 36,000 miles warranty. So if your Subaru needs a bit of tender, loving care, whether it’s the timing belt replacement, or any other service or repair, call us at the shop – we are happy to be of service.