What Does Your Timing Belt do?

Properly maintaining your vehicle's engine can go a long way to keeping it running on the road. One of the essential components of your vehicle is the timing belt, and our team here at DCH Tustin Acura is ready to fill you in on how to properly maintain and service this component.

The timing belt works to keep your vehicle's camshaft and crankshaft synchronized and in turn, keep your engine running. If the belt broke while on the road, it could cause engine damage and your car would shut down.

When it comes to changing your timing belt, most maintenance schedules recommend replacement between 60,000 to 100,000 miles depending on the manufacturer. Other signs such as high-pitched shrieking, or visual damage such as fraying are also times where you should change the belt immediately. Catching these signs before the belt brakes can help you save on repair costs down the road.

 

 

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