Important Facts About Timing Belts

A timing belt synchronizes the crankshaft and the camshaft. These belts, made of strong rubber interwoven with reinforced-nylon cords, are subject to tremendous pressure and force. The vehicle manufacturer recommends the mileage when a timing belt is due for replacement, for example, 80,000 to 90,000 miles.

It is important to know this information because if the timing belt breaks while the car is running, the engine will stop. This immediate shutdown can damage the motor beyond repair, or it may cost thousands to repair the current engine. Clues that the timing belt is wearing out are engine misfires, leaking oil in the front of the motor, and ticking sounds coming from the motor. If you are experiencing any of these, it is a good idea to get to a mechanic right away.

The mechanics in our service center at Feeny Chrysler Jeep Dodge will inspect and change your timing belt if needed, so contact us today.

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