Timing Belts

Certain engines with overhead camshafts have timing belts that have a limited life span.  Car makers use these belts instead of more durable chains because chains are noisier and cost more to manufacture.  A timing belt is a precision component with teeth that match perfectly with its mating sprockets.  Over time, these teeth can wear out or fail to match up with the sprockets.  This could cause major engine damage and possibly leave you stranded.

Your vehicle owner’s manual will recommend at what interval the timing belt should be replaced.  These intervals range from every 60,000 miles to 100,000 miles.  When replacing the belts, consider replacing other parts that may be accessed at that time.  Some examples are the water pump, timing belt sprockets and tensioning pulleys, which will be much more accessible at that time.

Let our qualified technicians at Tony’s Lube and Automotive Repair take care of your vehicle’s timing belt maintenance.

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