Buying a car is a big budget for most people, nevertheless, to this one you will have to add the maintenance of your motor vehicle, and for some maintenance acts the bill can be quite high. It is therefore logical to ask yourself when is the most fortunate time to execute these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. Today we are going to show you to you when to replace the timing belt on your Mercedes Benz GLA Class? For that, to begin with, we are going to discover why it is important to achieve this process of maintenance, then, when to do the timing belt of your Mercedes Benz GLA Class , then, we are going to quickly describe to you how this change is done, and, finally, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Mercedes Benz GLA Class.
Why do we need to replace the timing belt of an Mercedes Benz GLA Class?
As we explained to you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Mercedes Benz GLA Class represents a very important budget, so we understand that you are hesitant to do it and to allow you to understand the value of this repair, so we will quickly show you why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Mercedes Benz GLA Class’s timing belt action
The timing of a Mercedes Benz GLA Class has a vital purpose in the smooth running of your engine. Indeed, it will have the mission to synchronize the valves and pistons, and to make the link between the camshaft, the water pump, the crankshaft and the injection pump . It will allow the engine to work effectively, and avoid any risk of engine breakage. The shorter the distance your car travels, the more your belt will be solicited when starting the engine.
What are the risks if the timing belt is not changed on time?
The problem with the timing of a Mercedes Benz GLA Class is that it is internal to the engine. And consequently, in contrast to an accessory belt, it is difficult to visually verify its condition. So you might presume that this belt is just an unimportant part, but the risks you take if you don’t replace it in time are substantial. If the timing of your Mercedes Benz GLA Class breaks, you will most certainly have to replace the engine of this one. Indeed, the pistons will hit the valves and damage them, and the camshaft will also break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more severe the outcomes are. It is therefore fundamental to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Mercedes Benz GLA Class?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Mercedes Benz GLA Class? It is necessary to know that each engine unit is different and as we mentioned above, we must not miss on the replacement of this part. The more we advance in time the more the manufacturers improve the timing belt and normally the more recent your Mercedes Benz GLA Class will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. However, check out your Mercedes Benz GLA Class’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can accomplish before you do the timing . Typically, timing belts have a life of 5 to 10 years and a maximum mileage between 80, 000 and 200, 000km .
How to replace the timing belt of an Mercedes Benz GLA Class?
As the timing belt of a Mercedes Benz GLA Class represents a high budget, one can logically wonder if it is not possible to replace it yourself. Sadly it is very difficult to access and just the most experienced amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will be able to consider this procedure, we will however quickly describe the different steps to be accomplished to replace this timing belt:
- Place the Mercedes Benz GLA Class on stands, and depending on your engine you may have to remove a wheel. Remove the timing gearboxes
- To achieve this, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine components remain in the right position, otherwise your engine will break. Remove the other components that bother you (damper pulley for example).
- Remove the old distribution after loosening the tension rollers. Before positioning the new one, you must take out all the tensioning rollers and the water pump.
- Mount the new water pump.
- Install the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
- Install the new distribution of your Mercedes Benz GLA Class by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt as indicated by the manufacturer’s data.
- Put the rest of it back together.
- Verify that the engine unit is running effectively.
Changing the timing belt how much does it cost?
And finally, we’ll try to give you an idea of the price if you want to replace the timing belt of your Mercedes Benz GLA Class . Be aware that if you do it at the garage area of the brand or at a motor vehicle center like Feu Vert the price can vary a lot, but generally speaking we estimate that the price of the distribution varies between 400 and 900 euros , depending on the place where you do it and your engine. Please note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.
If you have any additional questions about the Mercedes Benz GLA Class, do not hesitate to consult our Mercedes Benz GLA Class category.