What Is A Timing Belt
Timing belts keep crankshafts, pistons and valves operating together in proper sequence. Timing belts fail without warning. When this happens your engine will stop running and serious engine damage on some engines can occur. On some vehicles the timing belt drives the water pump that cools your engine.
Timing belts are recommended to be change at specific intervals, depending on the make of the vehicle. Common intervals are 60,000 – 90,000 and 105,000 miles depending on the year, make and model of the vehicle. Contact us and we will be happy to advise you on your vehicle and the recommended mileage interval for your car.
Check your owner’s manual and/or ask a Courtesy Auto Service ASE certified technician about the service life of your vehicle’s timing belt. We will look up the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule for your vehicle on our ALLDATA computer system free of charge and advise you of recommendations.
Timing belts should be replaced BEFORE the suggested service life of this critical component ends.