Timing the Replacement of the Timing Belt

Owning a car can be a fun enterprise but one that requires you, the owner, to keep up with certain responsibilities such as checking fluid levels, maintaining and replacing parts, changing the oil and replacing the tires when needed. Replacing a part like a belt can prevent further problems down the road.

A timing belt connects the camshaft, which opens and closes the valves, to the crankshaft, which runs the engine pistons, for a synchronous movement between the two. If the belt breaks, the engine can become damaged and require costly repairs. Most car manuals recommend replacing belts between 60,000 and 100,000 miles, but if you hear a high-pitched sound or notice visible wear, replace the belt immediately.

When the time comes for the timing belt to be replaced and if you are unsure of how to replace it yourself, bring your vehicle to Lewis Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Fayetteville for service. We will be glad to assist you.

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