Your Vehicle's Timing Belt Explained by Your Car Experts

Having your vehicle serviced takes time, but it one of the most important things that you can do to keep it running smoothly. Most vehicles today are manufactured with a timing belt. While you may or may not have heard of this component, it is a vital part of your vehicle that keeps the camshaft and crankshaft synchronized.

Although timing belts are made to be durable, they will eventually need to be replaced. If the belt becomes worn and snaps, then it could cause damage to your vehicle's engine that may be thousands of dollars to repair. Furthermore, failing to change your timing belt can result in hazardous driving conditions. Your vehicle could suddenly shut down in traffic if the timing belt snaps while you are driving.

If you check your vehicle's manual, it will give you an idea of how often your timing belt needs to be changed, or you can stop by and let one our service mechanics check your timing belt. With most vehicles, timing belts should be changed every 60,000 to 100,000 miles.

 

 

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