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Timing Belt & Hoses

Many of today’s engines use a timing belt, but not all.  Some engines still use a timing chain and sprocket arrangement.  A timing belt is a precision component with teeth that mesh exactly with its mating sprockets.  Especially critical is uniformity of the teeth and their spacing.  The belt’s teeth are precision molded from a special rubber compound for good mesh and long life.  The belt’s inherent tensile (stretch-resistant) qualities come from high strength cords that run parallel with the direction of belt travel.

The timing belt maintains crankshaft-to-camshaft synchronization, keeping valve operation matched to piston position.  On some engines, the belt also drives other components.  These include the oil pump, water pump, and balance shafts.

Check your car’s owner’s manual for information on belt maintenance.  Manufacturers generally recommend a certain mileage for belt replacement.  If the timing belt is not replaced at the suggested interval, the belt could break…leaving you stranded and possibly causing major engine damage.  If you’re having the timing belt replaced, consider replacing other parts that may be accessed at the same time.  The water pump, tensioner pulleys, hydraulic tensioner, and camshaft seals are good examples.

Belt Services

– Serpentine belts
– Timing belts
– Timing chains
– Air conditioning belts
– V-belts
– Pulleys
– Tensioners

Hose Replacement Services

– Coolant hoses
– Power steering hoses
– Brake hoses
– Air conditioning hoses

Myrtle Beach Auto Repair

Archer's Action Auto is a Myrtle Beach auto repair shop located between the city of Conway and the city of Myrtle Beach. With highly qualified mechanics and technicians, Archer's Action Auto handles oil changes, car repairs, tire rotation, engine swaps, transmission work, wiper blades, brakes tune-ups, cooling systems, check engine lights, timing belts, headlight and taillight replacement, suspension, differentials, air conditioning, heating, wheel alignment, and sells tires. Archer's Action Auto has been in business for over 40 years.

103 Gardner Lacy Rd, • Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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