When Should You Replace Your Timing Belt

Your car's timing belt is one of its most critical components. It is responsible for coordinating the rotations of the engine's camshaft and crankshaft, enabling its valves and pistons to move in sync.

Your vehicle's owner’s manual will tell you when to replace the timing belt. The expected lifespan of a belt ranges from 60,000 to 100,000 miles, but it may need to be changed earlier in some circumstances. For example, if you notice a high-pitched whining sound coming from the engine compartment, you should take it in for service. A broken timing belt can cause thousands of dollars of damage to certain engines, so it is better to replace it early than to risk it failing.

When it's time to have your timing belt replaced, call Michael Tom’s Vigo Dodge, Inc.'s service center in Terre Haute for an appointment. We'll provide your vehicle with top-notch service and have you back on the road in no time.

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