The Purpose of Your Vehicle's Timing Belt

Our team at Patterson Honda works hard to keep our consumers informed about the components of their vehicles. A timing belt is an important piece of equipment that helps your camshaft and crankshaft turn correctly. It is important to keep your timing belt maintained because if it snaps, your vehicle will suddenly shut down, which can be dangerous if you are in traffic.

With most vehicles, a timing belt will need to be changed every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. However, it is best to reference your owner's manual to see what the manufacturer suggests. In addition, you can also contact our service center to speak with one of our technicians for recommendations on how often it should be changed.

When you have your timing belt replaced, the tensioners and pulleys may be replaced as well. Your service technician will also check the water pump to ensure that it is functioning properly because the timing belt drives the water pump.



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