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Monthly Archives: July 2021

Does My Timing Belt Need To Be Replaced?

Does My Timing Belt Need To Be Replaced?

Also known as a cambelt, a timing belt runs the engine camshaft and crankshaft. It plays the crucial role of timing the pistons' up and down movements with the opening and closing of the engine valves. The belt is made of tough rubber material, which enhances its durability. All the same, with everyday use and the belt's constant movement in the motor, it is exposed to extreme pressure, which might ultimately wear it down. If ignored, a damaged timing belt can translate to serious engine problems. Besides, the timing belt might also overstretch with time which impacts its performance. In such a case, you will notice the check engine light illuminating the dashboard or experience a slow engine pick-up. As a rule of thumb, you should have your timing belt replaced at 60,000 to 100,000 miles. However, the intervals can even be longer for newer cars, while some high-mileage vehicles might have their belts even past the recommended interval. So When Should I Replace My Timing Bel ... read more

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