McCullough NAPA Auto Care

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NEW LOCATION!
8155 ROSWELL ROAD
SANDY SPRINGS, GA 30350

Mon-Fri: 7AM – 6PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Serving Metro Atlanta Since 1969

McCullough NAPA Auto Care has serviced BMW models since 1969.

Our ASE-Certified technicians have years of experience inspecting and repairing BMW timing belt systems. We have the diagnostic tools and expertise to evaluate your timing belt issues and make any necessary repairs or replacement services.

When you need BMW timing belt repair or replacement in Atlanta, Georgia, contact McCullough NAPA Auto Care to get the job done right.

BMW Repair Replacement Service Atlanta

Schedule BMW Timing Belt Replacement in Atlanta, Georgia

A timing belt is a toothed belt that keeps the top half of your engine aligned with the crankshaft and pistons in the bottom of the engine. Timing belt replacement is important because allowing it to go unrepaired can lead to very expensive engine damage. Your timing belt choreographs the timing of your combustion process as your pistons travel up and down in the cylinder. Intake valves open at a specific time to let in air and fuel and they close at a specific time to allow the fuel to burn, and then the exhaust valves open at the right time to let out the exhaust.

This may sound like a complicated process, but the timing belt is designed to make it all happen seamlessly. A typical timing belt replacement timeline is every 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. A faulty timing belt can have a directly negative impact on your engine. If your timing belt breaks while driving, your engine will stop working completely. The best way to avoid this is through preventative scheduled maintenance

McCullough NAPA Auto Care staffs ASE Certified technicians with the experience and technology to properly diagnose any timing belt issues you may be experiencing with your BMW. We’ve been in business since 1969 and have ample experience repairing and replacing timing belt systems for any BMW model, including the M3, M5 Sedan, series coupes, and more.

Schedule your BMW timing belt repair or replacement service in Atlanta, Georgia, below!

  • I received great service from this location! I called them about replacing a serpentine belt and they got it done for me the very next morning. It was quick, and cheaper than some other places that I had called for the same service. Eric and his team did a great job, and they were very nice! I will definitely return for any other auto repair I may need in the future.

    darya kovalska Avatar darya kovalska
    July 13, 2021

    The team at McCullough Auto Care are so friendly, thorough, and timely. They know the cars bumper to bumper and how to properly diagnose the problem as well as do scheduled maintenance. They really work with you to do what is necessary to make your car safe and not hit your wallet too hard! I can say that I trust Eric and his team with our cars.

    Victoria Mills Avatar Victoria Mills
    October 29, 2019

    I have used this company twice and was VERY impressed both times with the honesty, knowledge, and cost-effectiveness of the mechanics that I worked with. They were upfront with me on what I needed to do now vs what could wait, showed me where I could save money, and worked with me to make sure I had my car finished before I needed it that weekend. Again, very very impressed. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else in Atlanta.

    Anon Emus Avatar Anon Emus
    September 10, 2020
  • I have an older vehicle so I see these folks more than my wallet likes. They are amazing, friendly, people that are a pleasure to work with. I can't recommend them enough.

    Reid Ramsay Avatar Reid Ramsay
    November 4, 2020

    Very respectful, honest, and professional. I was having issues with my headlights, and they fixed it for a reasonable price. They do a lot to ensure that you have a positive experience, and that you're not wasting your money on unnecessary parts or repairs. Top notch service, A+!

    Andrew Asher Avatar Andrew Asher
    July 30, 2021

    Honest pricing..."as promised" timely repairs... and good customer service! - I keep coming back to McCullough with a different vehicle (Nissan Truck/Honda Truck/Honda Car) and they knock it outta the park every time!

    Michael Smith Avatar Michael Smith
    January 25, 2020
  • Eric at McCullough has been taking care of my family's [multiple] cars for over 10 years now. A Volkswagen, a Nissan, and 2 Acuras: They've done minor repairs all the way to major transmission replacements. Eric is trustworthy, honest, and tells you what really needs to be done versus what can wait. Their prices seem reasonable (although in fairness I haven't been anywhere else recently b/c I'm so pleased with them), they are timely, and always communicate what the car needs in detail. I can't recommend these guys enough!

    Juliana Buttram Avatar Juliana Buttram
    September 19, 2019

    I really cannot count the number of times these brothers have taken care of me, my family and all our various vehicles. We have been loyal customers for more than 20 years! They have done everything we have needed on cars, trailers, used car evaluations for purchase, tank drops, and all the basics. They are very trustworthy and will give you a honest answer on everything and a reasonable estimate on what it will cost to resolve it. They are super busy, so plan to wait a day or two longer than you might somewhere else, but it is worth it!

    Ashley Marratt Avatar Ashley Marratt
    May 3, 2022

    I know for me one hard thing about choosing a mechanic is brushing off all previous notions I have about mechanics Potentially not treating my car how they would treat their own car. This place has done more than exceed my expectations. I got a phone call for every update, I got a thorough description of what was to be done and what was wrong, not only that, but where the dealership said it would take them two weeks to fix my car, these guys did it in less than 24 hours. I have never been happier to spend $300 in my life. Anything I need in the future, you can be sure I’ll bring it here.

    Erik Davis Avatar Erik Davis
    September 10, 2020
  • Got me in the same day and kept me up to date. Fixed what was needed and did not push any costly add ons like other places do. Feel like I can trust these guys.

    Jason Hall Avatar Jason Hall
    January 20, 2022

    Fantastic service every time I go! The people here are friendly and knowledgeable and actually try to help you pay the lowest cost for your repairs! This is THE place to go for auto repairs 100%!

    Thorin Thompson Avatar Thorin Thompson
    April 26, 2022

    They diagnosed and repaired my car in time for my trip. Car works great! Eric provides excellent customer service even when he's got a ton on his plate.

    Gavi Shapiro Avatar Gavi Shapiro
    May 10, 2022
  • Able to fix issue with my 2011 truck other shops could not address- very hard to diagnose mechanical issue another reputable shops couldn’t figure out. Good prices, done on time, and with expert mechanics. Will have them work on all of my vehicles and highly recommended. Support a family owned business for a change!

    B. BB Avatar B. BB
    February 23, 2021

    After recently moving to the area, I had a vehicle emergency where my transmission needed replacing. Graham immediately took me in and was SO kind, professional, and direct about the costs; one of their kind staff members even drove me home after my car was dropped for repair so that I did not have to call a car service. They were so patient with me and got my car back to me in one day completely fixed and ready to go! I will never use any other automotive repair shop in the area! ABSOLUTELY recommend without hesitation!

    Brinley Bowen Avatar Brinley Bowen
    July 28, 2021

    Great service! The entire team is so friendly and helpful. They were able to diagnose the issue and stayed with it until the problem was resolved.

    marshall fox Avatar marshall fox
    August 2, 2021
  • Graham is great. Kept me informed of my repairs and provided an accurate quote. Pleased with the results. Walked away feeling this place is trustworthy and does quality work. Found them through nextdoor app and now I see why they have such great reviews.

    Wess Burgner Avatar Wess Burgner
    July 27, 2020

    Came in for emissions and they exceeded my expectations! Saw headlight out, replaced it. Saw no oil sticker, checked it and put a little in it until i can get back in for change. While waiting you could tell these guys really care about their customers and the safety of their vehicles. Definitely will be coming back here!

    Nadia Perrmann Avatar Nadia Perrmann
    January 5, 2021

    McCullough Auto Care has earned our trust over the past two years by consistently giving us quality, reliable repairs at fair prices. The staff is polite, knowledgeable, and never tries to talk us into things we don't need or want. We will continue to trust McCullough for all of our repairs.

    Laura Lane McKinnon Avatar Laura Lane McKinnon
    October 10, 2021
  • Eric and everyone at the shop is fantastic. I call and they are so kind and accommodating. No wonder they have so much business!!! Despite the amount of customers they have, they treat everyone with respect and attention. Love doing business here. Could recommend more. Fast, excellent service !! -Alexa

    Sam Loy Avatar Sam Loy
    May 16, 2022

    We have been depending on McCullough's at least since 1997, when we purchased a home only a few blocks away, walking distance really. Had our emissions test a few days ago and want to acknowledge Jack, who completed the tests quickly. I asked him to determine why the backup camera was not in the proper position. It took a bit of time and ingenuity to get everything right. Thanks Jack, for the excellent service.

    Dennis Crow Avatar Dennis Crow
    November 21, 2021

    This place is right by my house. I was really happy with the customer service. I was worried about affordability and turn over but they were efficient and I will be back for any future needs.

    meriel joseph Avatar meriel joseph
    August 30, 2020
  • My experience was surprisingly excellent. I was greeted immediately before I could actually get out my car. Eric was professional and friendly. Eric Followed up with me has promised. I really like that Eric shares real honest timing/wait expectations.

    Andrea Townsend Avatar Andrea Townsend
    July 20, 2020

    I own and automotive repair business in Jacksonville, but my wife lives in Atlanta and needed tires for her car, so I know good service and fair pricing in this industry. I chose McCullough because of their good reviews and they did not disappoint. They were very professional and took good care of my wife. I would highly recommend them and will continue to use them for her service needs.

    John Greenfield Avatar John Greenfield
    October 21, 2019

    Always extremely professional. Willing to work with customers. Sadly, car repair is expensive but they have worked with me. Graham has been extremely helpful with issues my daughter was having with her car while we were at another mechanic in the area. We asked on Nextdoor for recommendations and McCullough came up numerous times!

    Robyn Vogel Avatar Robyn Vogel
    May 14, 2020
  • This place is a life saver. Great communication, great service, and very professional people. Eric worked with me through my whole repair. Kept me updated through out the process and fixed the problem on my car at a fair price. I will definitely make this my new place to go for all my car repairs and maintenance needs, along with sending my friends their way.

    Angela A Avatar Angela A
    March 10, 2020

    Quick and excellent service. I was turned away at my regular mechanic because he said he didn’t know how to do a transmission fluid change. This was my first time ever going to McCullough auto care, and I was very happy with my service. They were able to see me immediately and were patient with me considering the circumstances. Eric was great, and even matched the prices of another mechanic down the road. I will be back! Would recommend!

    Caitlynn McFee Avatar Caitlynn McFee
    November 19, 2019

    I found my new home for car repair. Eric was very nice and honest. We definitely be coming back! Thank you for the excellent customer service.

    Rosani Reynoso Avatar Rosani Reynoso
    October 21, 2021
  • Eric and his staff were great and helpful. The pricing was fair, and they let us know every step of the way what was wrong and what needed to be changed.

    jcwolves . Avatar jcwolves .
    June 28, 2020

    Eric and Company are a first class operation! They get it right the first time in every time! They will pick me up and drop me off to make it 100 times more convenient. They treat me like family and look after my best interest not just their bottom line! These are the kind of people that I value doing business with

    paul yurfest Avatar paul yurfest
    February 15, 2021

    Honest and fair price!!! I went in for 60k mile service. They said I only needed oil and cabin air filter changed. That is refreshing honesty! Saved me big bucks! This will be my new shop for my car service. ☺

    Scott O'Kon Avatar Scott O'Kon
    August 22, 2020

Signs You Need Timing Belt or Timing Chain Replacement

A bad timing belt may produce a ticking, rattling sound from the engine as the belt develops a looser fit against the engine. Misfiring or backfiring is also common with bad timing belts. Here are 5 signs that your BMW timing belt or timing chain needs replacement.

  1. Engine Misfire: One of the primary signs of a timing belt or chain issue is engine misfires. The timing belt or chain synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft so that the engine’s valves open and close at the correct times. If the belt or chain is worn or damaged, it can slip and cause the engine to misfire. If left unresolved, this can lead to a catastrophic engine failure.

  2. Ticking Noise from the Engine: A ticking noise from the engine is often indicative of a worn or loose timing belt or chain. The belt or chain connects the crankshaft to the camshaft, controlling the opening and closing of the engine valves. If it’s loose, it can produce a ticking or clicking sound as the engine runs. This should not be ignored as it may lead to serious engine damage.

  3. Rough Idling or Difficulty in Starting the Car: When the teeth on the timing belt wear out, they can detach and fall into the timing chain cover, causing the engine to idle roughly or making it difficult to start the car. The engine may also stutter or stall due to the inability of the valves and pistons to synchronize properly.

  4. Oil Leakage: A worn-out timing belt or chain can lead to oil leakage from the front of the motor. The belt or chain runs through various engine components, and wear and tear can cause these components, like the timing cover, to loosen. This looseness can result in oil leakage, which can lead to more severe engine issues if not promptly addressed.

  5. Engine Fails to Turn Over: If your BMW’s engine will not turn over or start, it may be due to a broken timing belt or chain. The timing belt or chain is essential for the pistons and valves to function correctly. A broken belt or chain means that these components won’t move, leading to the engine failing to start.

In all these cases, it’s crucial to get the car to a service center for inspection as soon as possible. Ignoring these warning signs can lead to more severe and expensive damage, including possible engine failure.

Can a Broken Timing Belt or Chain Destroy My BMW Engine?

The answer is tricky as it depends on what type of engine you have. Interference engines can easily be destroyed by a broken timing belt, whereas non-interference engines are unlikely to be damaged from a broken timing belt. However, even with a non-interference engine, you should still follow your BMW’s recommended timing belt replacement cycle.  If you’re unsure what type of engine your BMW has, the technicians at McCullough NAPA Auto Care can determine that for you and make recommendations for how best to repair or replace your timing belt.  

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