The timing belt on your car connects the lower part of your engine to the upper part of your engine. When installed correctly (on the exact right teeth) it keeps your engine turning in perfect unison, hence the name “timing belt”. These belts and typically due for replacement every 60,000 or 90,000 miles. On some cars like Kias they are due every 40K and on some Hondas they are due every 105K. The only way to know for sure is to check your vehicle’s factory maintenance schedule. If you call into your trusted automotive repair shop and ask, they should be able to tell you when your timing belt is ready to be replaced.
It is critical to keep up on your timing belt replacements. You see, on many of today’s cars and trucks, if that timing belt breaks it can cause major engine and cylinder head damage. The reason for this is simple: when the belt breaks while the engine is rotating at several thousand revolutions per minute, it allows the upper and lower half of the engine to spin completely out of time and smash into each other. In this case you will be doing costly repairs to your engine or shopping for a new engine.
At Save More Automotive in Spokane, WA, we specialize in timing belt replacement. Our ASE Master Certified mechanics have replaced timing belts on almost every make and model including Toyota, Honda, Kia, Acura, Hyundai, Lexus, Mazda, Ford, Chevy, and more. We know exactly which steps to take to do the job right. If your water pump is driven off the timing belt we will explain exactly how it works and what it necessary to replace or not replace. Call today to set up an appointment for your timing belt replacement or inspection. We will give you an honest evaluation and estimate for exactly what you need. Nothing more, nothing less.
Call today to set up your Timing Belt Appointment: (509)482-7283
Want to have a more in depth look into how timing belts work? We found this great video on YouTube to help explain is a little better: Timing Belt – The Forgotten Belt