Engine Timing Belt Replacement in Huntington Beach
Most Import and some Domestic vehicles have a Timing Belt that keeps the engine internal mechanical components in a sink. Interference engines usually sustain damage if synchronization is lost. If the timing belt fails the valves will get in the way of the piston as in the bottom illustration. This results in very expensive engine repairs. The valve will be damaged and cause further damage to the piston and perhaps the entire motor!
Timing Belt Example
Replacing the Timing Belt should be done by either time or mileage, whichever comes first. The average Timing Belt is required to be changed every 60,000 miles, some as much as 100,000 miles. While there is always a little leeway and some debate as to when a timing belt should be replaced we highly recommend following the manufactures maintenance schedule for when to carry out this service. If you don't know if your vehicle has a timing belt or when your car's timing belt should be replaced please call us with your vehicle's information and we will let you know.