What You Need to Know About Your Vehicle's Timing Belt

Our team at Mathews Acura is here to help our drivers make the most of their vehicles by understanding how they function. Your vehicle's timing belt may sound insignificant, but it is one of the most important parts of your engine. Your timing belt synchronizes the crankshaft and camshaft to ensure that your engine runs properly.

Your timing belt needs to be replaced on a routine basis to prevent it from suddenly breaking. If you drive with a worn timing belt, then it could cause the engine to shut off while you're driving, which is dangerous. In addition, if you have an interface engine, then the intake valves could bend and the pistons could break, which will cost thousands of dollars to repair.

Check your vehicle's manual to see how often you should have your timing belt changed. You can also stop by our service center for a timing belt inspection. Most automobile manufacturers recommend having timing belts changed between 60,000 miles to 100,000 miles.



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