Timing Belt Replacement Service

What is a timing belt and how does it work?

Engine timing belts are rubber reinforced, toothed drive belts, the timing belt allows the crankshaft to drive the camshafts, ultimately it's solely responsible for the engine being correctly timed, thus causing it to operate and run. If 'it breaks' the engine internals get 'mashed together" causing parts to make contact not intended for such a meeting of worlds – this can lead to major engine failure. – Prevention is better than the cure in these cases.      

 

When to replace the timing belt?

  • Every 60,000-120,000 kilometres. If an engine is equipped with a timing belt, the timing belt must be replaced at the service interval specified by the vehicle manufacturer regardless of whether or not any problem is visible. The vehicle owner’s manual should state the specific service interval every car is unique in its recommended replacement times AutoKeepers also has access to data to help understand intervals for all makes and models.

  • Engine stops and will not start. Timing belts can break, or skip teeth, while the engine is running almost always with no warning whatsoever, Sometimes before they are due. 

  • Engine performance lacking. Timing Belts can stretch, causing the belt to jump position should this occur, the engine will run poorly and perhaps not at all.

  • Banging or clanking engine noise. If the timing belt has jumped there will be a loud noise and serious damage, these are referred to as interference engines. If your car has an interference engine replacing the timing belt according to the maintenance schedule will minimize the chance that a belt failure.

 

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