When having work done on your vehicle, cutting corners can lead to costly mistakes.
The driver of a 2011 Volvo learned this after bringing his car into Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire.
They expressed concerns about a moaning or clunking sound the car made when traveling at 25 miles per hour. The sound would go away a little when the vehicle accelerated.
While working on the vehicle, the technician discovered that a couple of camshaft seals were leaking oil on the timing belt and serpentine belt.
Surrounding the pulleys, a timing belt makes sure that the timing of the crankshaft and camshaft is correct.
The serpentine belt runs the power steering and the alternator.
Both belts and the camshaft seals needed to be replaced.
When installing a new timing belt, it’s important to replace the camshaft seals at the same time.
Some auto shops will choose to do the work for a cheaper price and won’t install new seals.
This can lead to massive oil leaks and disintegration parts. It also means that the customer needs to pay for new parts and have the work done all over again.
Cheap doesn’t always equal good. Doing the job right using good, high quality parts will save you in the long run by preventing you from doing the job over or breaking down on the side of the road.
This article was written by Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire, a locally owned and operated business that has been in service for 36 years. It’s a big supporter of our local community.