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When Should I Replace My Timing Belt?

When Should I Replace My Timing Belt?

A timing belt works like a bike chain, and its work is to keep the moving parts in the engine in sync. The belt also powers the injection pump, oil, and water pumps. It is made of a rubber belt with hard teeth that rotate gears when the engine is running. Note that it wears over time and may break. If it gets damaged, the engine components will be out of sync, and the vehicle might stop. When Should You Replace the Timing Belt? You should replace the timing belt at the intervals indicated by the manufacturer. This may vary from one car model to another. However, the recommended distance is usually between 60,000 and 10,000 miles. Additionally, you may replace the timing belt if you experience the following signs: Rough idling: This comes about when the belt loses grip due to missing teeth or the wearing of the entire device. It causes gears to slip out as they rotate. If broken teeth fall on the engine, it may form a jolt. Misfiring engine: When gears slip, the cy ... read more

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