Timing belt replacement is Recommended Every 60-105,000 Miles
Your timing belt is what connects your crankshaft to your camshaft, which controls the opening and closing of your engines valves. In some engines your timing belt may also be used to drive other crucial engine components such as the water pump or the oil pump. Engine manufacturers recommend replacing your timing belt at specific intervals, these intervals range from 60,000 miles to 105,000 miles depending on make and model. There are two types of engine classifications. Free wheeling engines, where valve to piston contact in the event of belt failure is highly unlikely, or an interference engine where belt failure can lead to serious engine damage when an open valve can make contact with piston. In most instances there will be no warning signs at all of timing belt failure. If you have recently purchased a vehicle and do not know service history, a visual inspection of belt condition should be considered. If you have any questions or would like to know which type of engine your vehicle has.
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