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Camshaft in Santa Cruz, CA

A camshaft is a shaft in your engine with one or more egg-shaped cams attached to it. As the camshaft spins, these cams or lobes, open and close the intake & exhaust valves, in time with the motion of the piston. This is a critical job, and can have a great impact on an engine's performance at different speeds.If the camshafts are worn or not spinning correctly, it can cause your engine to run poorly. So, if your engine is idling roughly or accelerating poorly, ask your service advisor to take a look at your camshaft.When a camshaft has a problem, it is usually a symptom of a much larger, more serious engine issue. The camshaft's link to the timing belt or chain, and the crankshaft, replacement or repair is usually not simple. If your camshaft stops spinning due to a broken timing belt, the piston could hit the open valves.From a safety standpoint, there is a slight safety risk, because a failing camshaft may cause you to stall in unwanted situations. However, from an environmental point of view, there is low impact from a worn out camshaft.
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We are still open!!

As COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on our lives, businesses and on supply chains, I want to share an update on what Specialized Auto is doing to keep our customers safe while continuing to stay open as an essential business. You can still get your car fixed at Specialized Auto while staying safe during the Santa Cruz Stay-In Place order.


Here's how:
- Accepting payments over the phone.
- Call from your car or beep your horn and we will come out keeping our distance.
- After every service we are disinfecting all keys, steering wheels, gear selectors, and exterior and interior door handles.
- All communication over phone &/or email.
- Free pick up and delivery (some scheduling restrictions apply) call for details
- Call, text or email us with any questions or to schedule your appointment. 831-462-3458