The Importance of Your Vehicle's Timing Belt

Here at Tim Short Acura, we believe that it is our responsibility to keep our friends and neighbors in the know about the most important aspects of vehicle construction and maintenance. With this in mind, we wanted to provide our valued customers with more information on their vehicle's timing belt.

Put simply, the timing belt is the mechanism that keeps a car's camshaft and crankshaft turning at a consistent rate. In other words, your timing belt is an essential part of your vehicle's engine. If the timing belt were to fail, the entire car would likely shut down along with it.

Given the importance of the timing belt, it is extremely important to have it changed on time. Each car's timing belt will have a different lifespan, but most will last for 60,000 to 100,000 miles. You can check your owner's manual for the particulars of your vehicle.



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