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How do I know when the timing belt is going in my car?

One of the more important items in your car that is vital to keeping it in working condition is the timing belt. It’s important to keep an eye on it as you drive. So, how do you know when your timing belt is going? Let’s take a look!

Does my timing belt need changing?

So, does your timing belt need changing? Here are a few signs your car might be giving you that is a hint you need to check the belt:

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  • Oil leaks
  • More exhaust than usual
  • Engine won’t start or misfires
  • Car stops working when you’re driving
  • Screeching when you idle or accelerate

It’s important to always check your owners manual, where you can find information about the upkeep and maintenance of your vehicle, and where you can find the mileages recommended to replace the parts in your car.

If you think something is wrong with your car then we highly suggest you speak with a mechanic. Preventative measures are one of the best ways to prevent your car from breaking down on you.

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Service & maintenance in Scottsdale, AZ

Come on over to your friendly Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale to find an experienced service team who can help you get your car back into its best condition. Whether your car needs a new timing belt, or if your car needs a simple oil change and tire rotation, our team can help. Be sure to schedule your service appointment via online, phone, or in person! We look forward to hearing from you.

If it’s time to find a different vehicle then we encourage you to check out our new and pre-owned inventory available at our dealership. From luxury sedans to SUVs, there are plenty of models to choose from.