DEAR CUSTOMERS: PLEASE CALL WHEN YOU ARRIVE.  WE WILL ASSIST YOU TO  PARK YOUR VEHICLE AS THERE IS LIMITED PARKING.  PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE DRIVEWAY ENTRANCE OR AT THE NEIGHBORING BUSINESSES.   THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

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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!

  • WOW!! An amazing experience! Traveled here from Kansas to apartment shop for my daughter who is relocating and my husband was unable to join A part was dragging under the car so we popped in to see if they could help. They were so kind and helpful. Restored my faith in this world. Good people do exist!!

    Angela Drybread Avatar Angela Drybread
    June 18, 2022

    We had an issue with a splash shield dragging and overheating. We are heading back to Kansas this afternoon. They were able to fit us in despite being super busy & do a quick fix and sent us on our way in 10 minutes. So kind and amazing service!

    Emma Perez Avatar Emma Perez
    June 18, 2022

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • The absolute best of the best. I won’t go to anyone else. I’ve been using them 16 years and I’ll use them for 16 more. Eric is a delight!

    Carolyn Roberts Avatar Carolyn Roberts
    April 13, 2022

    I have used McCullough Auto Care for more than10 years. I needed a reliable auto maintenance service because I commuted weekly to Birmingham. One of the nice things about these guys is they listen when I mention an issue with the car, go over their inspection results of my car and review my bill in detail. I have never been disappointed in their service or the cost of the service I received.

    Bill Scales Avatar Bill Scales
    March 31, 2022

    Have been going to McCollough’s for decades! Once I found them, I knew they were honest and professional. Not often one can say that about an auto repair place. They have helped me keep my older vehicles safely on the road for longer than I could imagine. I have always been treated with respect, no matter how large or small the issue, which is excellent and reassuring for an older woman.Highly recommend them!

    Marti Griffin Avatar Marti Griffin
    March 16, 2022
  • Brian and the team were fantastic with handling my issue. In fact they discovered a major error which occurred when I had my last oil change done at a quick oil change place, which turned out to be the cause of my issue. They took pics of it and wrote out an explanation for me to give to the previous oil chance place. Because of their extra effort, I am getting reimbursed for the error. I highly recommend Brian and the team!

    Scott Braswell Avatar Scott Braswell
    February 3, 2022

    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

    Out of town for work and needed an alternator changed immediately and McCullough's was the only place that said they could and would do it! Reasonably Priced and Great Customer Service! Will definitely be back if ever in the area.

    James Knott Avatar James Knott
    January 19, 2022
  • My parents and I have been taking our cars there since the beginning. Great, hardworking guys. The only mom and pop shop left in Sandy Springs.

    kirby caramelo Avatar kirby caramelo
    January 2, 2022

    McCullough has been my family's go-to mechanic for decades. Don't know what I would do without them - just a super-nice family that will take care of your cars. Their service is important to us because once we get a new car, we like to hold onto it for years (10-12). Highly recommend.

    Sam Avatar Sam
    December 3, 2021

    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 exactly the kind of service you come to expect. Great service, timely, and they never assume I don’t know what I’m talking about because I’m a girl.

    Susan James Avatar Susan James
    November 12, 2021

    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

    They figured out the issue with my Pathfinder and made the repair quickly. Eric is very thorough and kept me up to date the entire time. This was my first time using them but I will use them again!

    Michael Meyer Avatar Michael Meyer
    October 21, 2021
  • This is the best place you could possibly go to take care of your car! My family and I have been going here for over 15 years and we recommend them to everyone. Eric, Bryan, and Graham are the most trustworthy guys and truly care about their customers. We all love them and are so thankful we found them!!

    Rachel Walker Avatar Rachel Walker
    October 12, 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

    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
  • 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

    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

    Overall, McCullough car repair has done an outstanding work on my car. They are professional, honest, reasonable with cost and does the work on time. Most especially, Eric and Wes, they are top notch and I am highly satisfied with the outstanding work on my car. I highly recommend this car repair shop to my family, friends and all over Atlanta. I am extremely happy and highly satisfied with my car repair as well as the car repair cost. Thank you for the outstanding work and the job well done.

    Jocelyn Dudley Avatar Jocelyn Dudley
    July 22, 2021
  • I had a check engine light on Saturday afternoon, ended up being an engine coil pack needing to be replaced. It was obviously super busy and I knew I would need to leave it until Monday to get looked at. Staff was very informative and communication was excellent. Got it looked at Monday and ordered necessary part to come in the next day. Went ahead and did the spark plugs as well since I was nearing 60k miles. Picked it up after lunch with no issues. Seems like they do really well with the small space provided and very busy area right off 285

    Jason Avatar Jason
    July 21, 2021

    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

    Great customer service! Eric and team did an awesome job coordinating their busy schedule with the schedule of my girlfriend and myself so that we would have a car during the work week and then trade off cars when the other was ready. They are extremely friendly and it felt like they had us as the customer in mind. Highly recommend!

    Andrew r Avatar Andrew r
    June 10, 2021
  • Wow! I am so impressed with the service I received. Having moved here from Nashville I was nervous about finding a mechanic! These guys are BUSY but they treat every customer like their priority. I got my car repaired within two days on a weekend! Prices can’t be beat and I was getting phone calls with detailed status updates. Amazing service. Really compassionate. Please doing business! I thought I was going to have to spend thousands fixing the plate that was dragging under my car but I got it fixed for under $200! Thank you!!!

    Alexa Even Avatar Alexa Even
    June 7, 2021

    Graham was great and was up front about everything that needed to be done. My son's jeep went down on the Saturday before Memorial Day and they had him ready around 1pm that Thursday. Quick turn around in my eyes. Nice employees, everyone was cordial and friendly.

    Tim Lawrence Avatar Tim Lawrence
    June 4, 2021

    I may have written one other recommendation in my of 50 years, but after doing business with Eric McCullough for 35 of those years it is time to write another one. He maintained and serviced my auto's, my wife, kids and employees for 32 of those 35 years. He has stood behind the work on everything he and his employees have done. He operates his business with great honesty and integrity. I highly recommend doing business. with McCullough

    Stephen Roberts Avatar Stephen Roberts
    May 4, 2021

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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