Subaru Timing Belt Replacement Service

Subaru Timing Belt Replacement Service in Santa Cruz

Is your Subaru's timing belt broken, due for an inspection, or has excessive wear and tear? We provide timing belt replacement service at our certified Subaru service department in Santa Cruz.

What is the Subaru Timing Belt Maintenance Schedule?

From the first time you start your Subaru Outback's engine, the clock starts ticking for timing belt maintenance. Some routine maintenance services are well-known like tire rotations and engine oil change services. Timing belt inspections and replacement service might come as a surprise as this component is usually out of sight and out of mind. When you trust the maintenance experts at Santa Cruz Subaru, you can be confident that your Subaru's timing belt will be well cared for as long as you own your car. Subaru recommends timing belt inspections every 30,000 miles and proactive replacement at 105,000 miles regardless of its condition.

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What Timing Belt Replacement is All About

A smooth-running engine depends on everything operating in perfect harmony. The engine's upper end has to keep in exact time with the bottom end so the intake, compression, combustion, and exhaust cycle is efficient and powerful. A rubber timing belt, reinforced with cotton and Kevlar, holds the camshafts and crankshafts perfectly orchestrated. However, that rubber belt experiences wear from millions of engine revolutions, heat, and time. It can degrade, stretch, or even break after years of service. Luckily, timing belt inspections and replacement service are incorporated into your model's routine maintenance schedule to avoid the cost and frustration of a breakdown.

What Are The Symptoms of a Faulty Engine Timing Belt?

As the Timing Belt starts to decline, there will likely be one or more symptoms of a budding problem. The worst outcome is a timing belt failure with extensive damages to the pistons, valves, and cylinder walls. As you can probably guess, fixing this kind of damage is an intensive service with relatively expensive labor costs. Timing belt replacement service before it breaks is a fraction of the cost of a catastrophic failure, so never ignore any of these symptoms:

  • Ticking engine noise
  • Engine won't start
  • Engine misfire warning code or condition
  • Oil leaks at the front of the engine

How It's Done

When your Subaru timing belt replacement service is due, a certified technician will disassemble the engine front cover to gain access to the belt. It's removed and replaced with a timing belt from our full-service Subaru parts center. The certified technician inspects your Subaru's timing belt tensioner and related components to ensure longevity and reliability before installing a genuine OEM timing belt. Give us a call or schedule your next service online today!

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Santa Cruz Subaru

4100 Auto Plaza Drive
Directions Capitola, CA 95010

  • Sales: 831-319-5726
  • Service: 831-319-5581
  • Parts: 831-731-1169

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  • Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sunday Closed

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  • Outdoor Patio
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  • Factory-trained Technicians
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  • Free Multi-Point Inspection
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