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.
The service here is top notch, professional and customer service is second to none. Happy to recommend this shop to anyone.
— Antonella Barbario
I’ve had really good experiences getting my oil changed here. Fast, friendly and cost effective
...The team was very accommodating and got me back on the road in a timely fashion.
They communicated the issue and associated costs to me before proceeding with the repair.
They also outlined other issues that could be addressed without being pushy about repairing them right away.
I will be definitely returning for future servicing.
It's great to have such a reputable shop in the neighbourhood. Highly recommend Heritage Napa AUTOPRO to those who need some work done on their vehicle.
— C M
Overall experience, fantastic. they checked out my engine and breaks, told me exactly how much it would cost and exactly what was wrong with everything, and fixed it that day and we’re super nice and fast! 10/10 would recommend.
— Josh Caskey
This will be my mechanic going forward. They were so professional. Sent me photos of all the parts that needed repair. Explained everything to me. Didn't pressure me to get anything done. Followed up after the service to make sure everything was running well. Just a great experience from start to finish.
— Olimpia Gebka
Friendly, quick and fair price for services. Would recommend!
— Steve de Boon
Experience and service is top notch. They have a BMW trained mechanic on staff which is great! Water pump addressed, kept informed during the process. My second time back since bringing vehicle to Alberta from out of province…. They have a returning customer!
— Maureen Moul
Service was excellent and very competent. Zarya made sure to provide updates on what was happening with my repairs so I would know when I could get my car back.
— Paolo V.
Very efficient and there knowledge of cars helped us get the work done. I recommend them for anyone who needs work done.
— Kevin Miller