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How Often Do I Need a Timing Belt Replacement?

How Often Do I Need a Timing Belt Replacement?

A timing belt is a simple device that keeps your engine's valves and pistons operating in synch. Without one, your car won't run properly. If unsure how often to change your timing belt, you should check with the manufacturer or a mechanic working on this type of car. But here are some general guidelines: When Should You Replace Your Timing Belt? Replace the timing belt when worn, broken, slipping, noisy, leaking, or cracked. If you are experiencing any of these problems with your belt, it is time to replace it. Replace the belt if any of these conditions apply: When your car reaches 50% of its original length (this will depend on your car's age), it is time for a replacement. A sign that oil or coolant has contaminated the belt. It could lead to premature failure, which could cause engine damage. What Is a Timing Belt and How Does It Work? A timing belt keeps the valves opening and closing at the right time. The timing belt connects your engine's crankshaft to it ... read more

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