Know When to Replace Your Vehicle’s Timing Belt
Most auto manufacturer’s recommend replacing your timing belt between 60,000 and 100,000 miles. Do not try to squeeze extra life out of your timing belt. If it breaks when you are driving it can damage your entire engine; meaning hundreds of dollars’ worth of auto repairs.
Replacing a timing belt for preventive reasons typically costs $500 to $900. However, replacing a broken timing belt may cost up to $2,000 or more, if it caused damage to the valves, pistons or water pump.
Common signs that a timing belt is going bad are …
Replacing a timing belt involves snaking the belt around multiple pulleys and adjusting the tension on these pulleys so the engine runs smoothly. We highly recommend having a professional auto technician make this repair.
Beck’s Auto Center Can Help
Our team of automotive specialists will be happy to review your owner’s manuals to determine when your maintenance schedule calls for your timing belt to be replaced. In this case an ounce of prevention can save you a great deal of money and inconvenience when you are sitting on the side of the road.