Why Should I Replace My Timing Belt?

If your vehicle is equipped with a timing belt, it very well may be one of the most important engine components to maintain. It is a rubber belt that controls the rotation of the crank and camshaft as well as the opening and closing of the engine valves. Simply put, it is what keeps the engine running. If this belt were to snap or break, there’s a very good chance that severe damage will occur inside the engine. Many times, this damage will be so severe that replacing the engine is the most cost-effective fix. This means if you wait to replace your timing belt until it breaks, it’s too late. Here at Good’s Auto Service, we recommend replacing the timing belt every 90,000 miles or every 7 years. This greatly decreases the chances of a belt breaking, therefore saving your wallet from a hefty engine repair or replacement.