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1557 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA, 92029

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Dealership Info

Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sun10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    (Call 760-745-3000, Option 2 to set an appointment)
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    (Call 760-745-3000, Option 1 to set an appointment)
  • Sat - SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - SunClosed
Collision Center Hours:
  • Mon - Fri8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - SunClosed

What is a Timing Belt?

Timing belts are also known as cambelts, or timing chains for engines with larger bores and strokes, and play a crucial role in how internal combustion engines work. Timing belts keep the rotation of the camshaft and crankshaft synchronized in order to keep them in proper working order. No matter whether you drive a new MINI or another model, a healthy cambelt is a must. Visit our service center to learn more.

How Much is a Timing Belt?

If there is damage to the water pump, valve, or pistons, these repairs can be pricey, starting at $2,000 and going up. If there is no damage, San Marcos drivers can expect to pay around $500 to $1,000 with parts and labor costs. As long as you keep up with the recommended maintenance for this part, which is to have this replaced every 60,000 to 100,000 miles, then they shouldn’t give your vehicle any issues.

Signs Your Car Needs a New Timing Belt

No matter if your vehicle has a rubber belt or timing chain, it’ll be easy to tell if there’s a problem. If you notice the following red flags, you’ll want to schedule a service appointment with the MINI of Escondido service center near San Diego:

  • Ticking noise coming from the engine
  • The engine won’t turn over
  • The engine acts up between 2000 – 4000 RPM
  • The engine misfires
  • More smoke and fumes than normal
  • Oil leaks from the front of the motor

In the event you need the timing belt replaced, you can trust our certified technicians to get the job done right the first time. And with our available service specials, you can save more on the repair your vehicle needs.

Get More Car Maintenance Tips from MINI of Escondido!

Do you have more questions about replacing a timing belt, or what to do about a broken timing belt? Our service technicians can help. No matter whether you’re looking for genuine MINI parts and accessories, need to know “why is my steering wheel shaking?”, wondering why your car is overheating, or need to have a part replaced, trust the MINI of Escondido service center to have your vehicle up and running in no time. Contact MINI of Escondido today with any questions!

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