When To Replace Your Timing Belt

Your car needs regular maintenance to run without any problems, and be a safe, reliable transportation for you and your family.Timing belt replacement is one of such services, and need to be done on a regular basic to ensure a good running condition of your vehicle.

What are timing belts?

Timing belt is a rubber belt that drives the camshaft of an internal-combustion engine. Timing belt controls the timing of the engine’s valves.

Does my timing belt need replacement?

The timing belts usually need replacement every 50,000 to 90,000 miles, depending on the vehicle (check your car’s manual for more details).

There are, however, some indicators that suggest that your timing belt needs to be replaced.You may need the timing belt replacement if you notice some of the following:

  • The engine stalls or backfires.
  • Your Car runs roughly, with less power.
  • The Engine excessively vibrates during the operation.
  • Your Engine makes squealing sounds and you see signs of smoke.

The timing belt is an essential part of your engine. Check the owner’s manual to see how often yours needs to be changed.  Do not risk the safety of your passengers driving with a damaged timing belt. Call a professional for a timing belt inspection or replacement as soon as you notice any malfunction.

Express Auto Electric offers timing belt replacement for all cars and trucks. Contact Express Auto Electric (Bob’s Auto Electric) today!

By Bob Barbado