Timing Belt and Timing Chain Replacement

Louisville Timing Belt Replacement

Body: Located near the front of your engine, your car's timing belt is a round piece of rubber that connects the camshaft to the crankshaft. Its job is to ensure the pistons, cam, valves, and water pump work in perfect timing. When your belt breaks, these systems lock up and can result in bent valves, damaged pistons, and major repair costs.

Warning Signs:

  • You can feel that the timing belt is stretched, tight, dry, cracked, nicked, or can see that some of its teeth are missing
  • The belt has never been changed and your vehicle has over 90,000 miles on it
  • Your vehicle is hard to start
  • When you come to a stop or put your car in park, you experience a rough idle

Replacing the timing belt is not a job for an amateur mechanic or your neighbor. Generally speaking, they are inaccessible without removing other parts and systems (like the water pump and distributor). A Barnes technician will know the proper procedure for your vehicle's make and model; will precisely match your new belt to your existing one; and will synchronize the camshaft and timing of your vehicle's system.

To prevent damage to your engine or an unexpected breakdown, "Bring it to Barnes" and let our team of master mechanics inspect your belt. Note, we follow the original equipment manufacturers' recommendations of a full-service inspection between 60,000-90,000 miles.

While completing this work, your mechanic will perform a deeper inspection and may suggest replacing the water pump, thermostat, seals, spark plugs, or plug wires - depending on your vehicle's age and its overall health. This will prevent future headaches and major expenses down the road. (Many of our customers take advantage of doing a few different things at once to save on the costs of labor.)

We invite you to either "Bring it to Barnes" or call us at 502-966-8644 to discuss replacing your timing belt today. Rest assured, you will leave our shop with a more reliable, safer, and better-performing vehicle.


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What our clients are saying about us

We have established longterm and stable partnerships with various clients thanks to our excellence in solving their automotive needs!

I called Barnes needing preventative maintenance on a very compressed time frame. They were super friendly and helpful and got me in right away, and delivered my truck when they said they would. What makes me rate them 5 stars is that they were detailed in their inspection of my truck, they checked my differential for me, changed the fluid at my request, and took care of my transmission and transfer case, and all of this was extra on top of what I asked for. Yet they still delivered my truck on time. They even called me after about a week just to make sure my truck was doing well even though they knew I was out of State. They delivered a high level of customer service, and work product. quotes-image
, 03/29/2023
Really good place to take your vehicle if you need it worked on, employees are really respectful and does everything they can to fix a customers vehicle!!! I will be going back anytime my vehicle needs something done that I can't do!!!quotes-image
, 03/29/2023