Your Vehicle's Timing Belt: Why is it Important?

Our staff at DCH Acura of Temecula try to help our customers stay informed about their vehicles. A timing belt is a critical component that is used to help turn the camshaft and crankshaft. If it isn't changed regularly, it could snap and cause the vehicle to shut down. As a result, you could end up with a damaged engine that costs thousands of dollars to repair. To find out more about a timing belt, read our summary below.

You can reference your owner's manual to see how often its timing belt should be changed, but most vehicles will need a new timing belt every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. However, a shrieking sound coming from the engine may indicate that the timing belt needs to be changed sooner.

Schedule an appointment with one of our service technicians the next time that your vehicle needs maintenance.



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