The timing belt is a notched rubber belt that allows the crankshaft to turn the camshaft. A timing belt is sometimes called a Gilmer belt or a camshaft drive belt. The camshaft opens and closes the valves in synchronized movement with the engine’s pistons.
If your timing belt breaks, your engine will stop working and typically will cause major engine damage. That’s why it’s important to have your timing belt regularly inspected. If the belt is loose or has slipped the valves could open at the wrong time and be struck by your engine’s pistons. Warning sounds include a slapping noise coming from your engine. This indicates a slipped belt.
During inspection of your timing belt, Heritage Autopro technicians will look for cracks or stripping that indicate it’s time for belt replacement. Typically, timing belts should be replaced every 60,000 to 86,000 kilometres (or 50,000 to 60,000 thousand miles).
Serpentine belts, also known as drive belts, provide power to the air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, cooling fan, air injection pump, and more.
If your vehicle’s serpentine belt breaks, all of the engine parts it is powering will stop working and your engine could overheat and be damaged. Silvhorn Automotive technicians look for cracks, wear, and stripping to determine if your serpentine belt is in danger of failing. Like the timing belt, we recommend having your serpentine belt inspected every time you have your oil changed. Warning sounds include a screeching noise coming from your engine, especially during start-ups on cold mornings or on sharp turns.
Studies have shown that serpentine belts most often fail between 57,000 and 87,000 kilometres (or 36,000 to 50,000 miles). It’s recommended to change your serpentine belt before this mileage.
If you are hearing any squealing or noise from your engine, don’t take the chance and bring it into us. Our technicians have over 20 years experience and will take a look. If you need to replace any of your belts its important to take care of it right away to prevent you from having major troubles with your car, costing a great deal of money.
Additional Services We Offer
We specialize in JDM, Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Subaru, Nissan, VW, without the special inflated service pricing.
Believe it or not, you should service your car as often as the season change. We offer packages that save you money.
Trust is key, so we only tell you what needs to be fixed. You can save time & money by fixing any found issues with us.
Full Peace of Mind Warranties
We want to make sure you are always are taken care of. We know what we are doing and we stand by that promise. That’s why we guarantee everything we do. We are the experts & we want you to trust us. When things don’t go to plan you can rest assured you will be taken care of.
What Our Customers Are Saying
With over 300 satisfied customer reviews in Google between both of our locations, we are proud to share just a few.
I can't recommend NAPA Heritage Autopro enough. They take great care of me and my car. Carlos is friendly, upfront and easy to deal with. I know that he and his crew know cars and are honest in their dealings with me. I have no qualms about recommending him to my family and friends.
— Terry Melnyk
Clear communication before and during the install. All the mechanics/techs I spoke with were extremely friendly and tried to make my experience the smoothest it could be. Definite recommendation from me.
I've used Heritage Auto Pro for the last few years and just wish I had done so much earlier - it would have saved me quite some money and a lot of unnecessary extra work suggested by the other workshops...
Trust and great service are very important to me so: Thank You All at Heritage Auto Pro for taking such good care of my little Saturn!!!
I was kept up to date on the process the whole time, and my vehicle is running like new again! I have a doctor, a dentist, and now I have a mechanic - I feel like a grown up! Thanks
I went to get my front brakes and rotors replaced for my pathfinder at the end the end of June and this napa was super friendly, they set up a shuttle to drive me home and pick me up. I had to pull a trailer across the country as my fiance and I moved to Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. We had no issues with the work and it got us across the country safely. I highly recommend this napa to get your vehicle serviced, staff is friendly and efficient!
— Luke Kakum
Getting my Firebird hot rodded. Very professional, knowledgeable and flexible throughout.
— Robert Clappison
So glad I found these guys. Wouldn't trust my car any place else. Honest and trustworthy.
— Barbara McCulley - Janke
Excellent service! They kept in touch with a progress report and every thing went according to schedule. Well done guys! Keep up the good work.
— Roman Raczkowski
They went above and beyond fixing my tire and then putting it back on for me in a snowstorm!! Very kind and fast service!
— Mindy Hamel