The good thing about parts of your car is that their very own names can be vaguely self-explanatory. This is true for parts like your Timing Belt. But, there are still many questions like what does it do, when to replace and many more. Here are some answers.
The timing belt is a rubber belt that is responsible for synchronizing functions within your engine. It makes it work and prevents complete breakdowns out on the road. The timing belt is what controls the camshaft and crankshaft, the opening and closing of all the many valves stored in the engine to let air flow in and out when it needs to – timing is key. When your timing belt breaks, the valves in your engine open at the wrong time and cause serious damage to your car.
On average, the lifespan of a timing belt is about 60,000 to 100,000 miles. That’s a large range. And unfortunately, most are not aware of timing belt issues until the belt is near failure anyways.
However, some overlapping signs are as follows:
Getting your car regularly serviced is a pretty good preventative measure to ensuring there are no surprise car breakdowns or engine failures. By having your timing belt inspected by certified professionals like those at Vern Eide Honda, you’re giving your car the attention and service it deserves. Replacing and servicing the belt when it needs it is a lot less costly than the amount of other damage a broken timing belt can cause.
With so much on the line, why go see anyone else other than the certified professionals at Vern Eide Honda? Though Honda is in the name, our expertly trained technicians are trained in every make and model, making getting your car serviced easy and reliable regardless of where it’s from. If that isn’t enough, we also offer early bird and after hour pick up and drops offs, as well as weekday and Saturday hours made to fit everyone’s schedules.
Vern Eide Honda, South Louise Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD, USA