Timing belts are essential to the operation of your vehicle. Timing belts synchronize the action of camshafts and crankshafts to ensure valves operate efficiently and safely. Older cars have timing chains similar to motorcycle chains that have a lifespan of about 60,000 miles. Newer models use polyurethane and Kevlar timing belts for longer life and durability.
It can run up to 100,000 miles, but we recommend replacing it before then. A broken belt can cause extensive damage to your engine’s valves, pistons, and other internal components. The cost of replacing the timing belt is much more affordable compared to the cost of replacing entire engine. Consider replacing the timing belt once you hit the 90,000-mile mark.