Scott’s Fort Collins Auto offers only the best when it comes to full service auto repair in Northern Colorado. Our experienced and highly trained ASE-certified technicians have plenty of knowledge and know-how when it comes to your Subaru. Whether you own the sporty BR-Z Coupe, the practical and rugged Outback or the fuel-efficient Impreza, we can carry out just about any type of service and repair using our state-of-the-art facility, tools and diagnostic equipment. Free loaner cars are available for qualifying customers, and we’ll even schedule your repair so that one’s always available to you.
Like all modern engines with overhead camshafts, many of Subaru’s Boxer engines rely on timing belts to drive not just the camshaft and valves, but also the water pump. The timing belt itself also ensures that the engine’s intake and exhaust valves open and close at the correct moments. Since most Subaru engines are built with very close tolerances for greater efficiency, it’s important to have your timing belt changed at the proper service intervals. Scott’s recommends that Subaru owners check and, if necessary, replace their timing belt at least every 60,000 miles. Some Subaru models require timing belt checks at 100,000 miles.
Unfortunately, any sort of delay when it comes to servicing your timing belt will have disastrous consequences for both your engine and your wallet. The majority of Subaru engines are “interference engines,” meaning that the various valvetrain components and other internal parts will collide with one another without the proper timing. If your timing belt breaks, “skips” or otherwise fails, it could result in thousands of dollars in damage to your engine’s internal components. It’s not uncommon to see a timing belt failure result in an open exhaust valve punching its way through a cylinder piston, leaving behind extraordinary amounts of damage in its wake.
Changing the timing belt yourself is possible, but it’s not a fool’s errand. The various timing gears must be positioned just so in order to stay in sync, otherwise the intake and exhaust valves will collide with the cylinder pistons. Scott’s Fort Collins Auto has the tools and the training to replace your old, worn timing belt with a brand-new OEM belt. We also check related components for wear and tear, including the timing belt tensioner, camshaft pulley and idler pulleys. When it comes to your Subaru’s timing belt, it’s better to pay hundreds now in preventative repair than to spend thousands on a new engine after the timing belt fails.
Scott’s Fort Collins Auto has served the Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Greeley, and Cheyenne areas since 1993, offering top-notch auto repair services for Subaru vehicles and other major makes. We’re dedicated to working with our customers by giving them the best service possible. With our certified technicians, vast knowledge base and advanced tools and facilities, we can take care of any auto service and repair, no matter how major or how minor it is. To get a FREE estimate as well as schedule an appointment, call Scott’s Fort Collins Auto at (970) 682-4202.