Understanding Your Timing Belt

Having a reliable timing belt in your vehicle is important so that it doesn't break unexpected and leave you stranded in an unfortunate situation. A broken timing belt can also cause damage to your engine, including breaking pistons or bending intake valves.

The purpose of a timing belt is to keep the camshaft and the crankshaft moving at the same rate. Timing belts should be replaced either every 60,000 miles or 100,000 miles depending on the vehicle. If you hear a high-pitched noise coming from your engine, or you're having a hard time getting your car started, you might need a new timing belt.

The mechanics at Nelson Kia can help you keep tabs on your timing belt so that you can drive around Bassett, VA with confidence. We have the skills needed to work on many different makes and models of cars and trucks.

 
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