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Monthly Archives: December 2020

How Often Do I Need a Timing Belt Replacement?

How Often Do I Need a Timing Belt Replacement?

As a proud car owner, you'll know that repairs and replacements of broken parts can be expensive and it's usually better to replace parts before they break. Most components in your car will let you know when they're wearing out and need replacing — when the water pump is wearing out, for example, you may notice leaks and noises which warn you to have a mechanic carry out an inspection. The timing belt, however, doesn't always cause any noticeable symptoms until it actually breaks. It's important to have your timing belt replaced regularly to avoid the risk of it breaking while on the road. What Is a Timing Belt? The timing belt is one of the most important belts in your vehicle. If the name hasn't given it away, it's responsible for making sure that the timings of the movements of engine components are synchronized. You could think of it as a conductor, keeping the orchestra of engine parts in time and together. It has teeth like a bike chain that i ... read more

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