Every vehicle driving down the road has some type of physical link between its crankshaft (pistons) and its camshaft or camshafts (valves). Most modern vehicles use a rubber belt (timing), some use a chain and few use gear to gear (gear drive).
Timing Belts are designed to be replaced before they break. Depending on the vehicle’s manufacturer, most timing belts are recommended to be replaced at 60, 90, or 105 thousand miles. In general, replacing a timing belt is not cheap, and if done improperly, can cause engine performance problems and possibly engine damage. If a vehicle’s timing belt service interval is ignored or neglected and the belt breaks, a several hundred dollar job can quickly turn into a several thousand dollar job if the vehicle’s engine is of the interference type.
If unsure if your vehicle has a timing belt, consult your owners manual or call us at the shop. We can tell you what your vehicle has and if and when it should be changed.
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