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You car’s timing belt is a big part of what makes your car run smoothly. This belt is responsible for controlling the camshafts that are in the engine. It closes and opens the valves at the exact right moment, and this is what provides the smoothness in your drive.

Unfortunately when this timing belt "goes" it's a pretty big deal. What happens is that this belt can suddenly break/snap without any warning whatsoever. Once this happens the valves will be stuck in the open position, which means the pistons are free to hit them. This can end up as a very costly repair thanks to massive amounts of damage to your engine. For this reason most mechanics recommend that you change your timing belt sometime between the 60,000 mile and 90,000 mile mark.

It is generally recommended to get a new water pump when you change the timing belt. The two parts have similar longevity, so it's the kind of replacement that makes sense to do at the same time.

For best results, consider these helpful tips when choosing a timing belt for your vehicle:

  • Check your owners manual: Consult with your owner's manual so that you know exactly what you're looking for when it comes to the timing belt.

  • Budget and quality: There are a number of brands available on the market with a wide range in price. Some tend to hold up a bit longer/better than others, and may be better in certain vehicles.

  • Keep track of your mileage: Once you purchase the timing belt start keeping track of your mileage right away. This is so that you have an idea when it’s time for replacement again.

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Scott

20 years of experience
49 reviews
Scott
20 years of experience
Toyota Avalon - Timing Belt - Glendale, Arizona
Scott worked in the timeframe given plus, he was very professional in doing the job! Satisfied Consumer
Dodge Grand Caravan - Timing Belt Replacement - Phoenix, Arizona
Scott did a great job even in the 113 ' heat. He was courteous, conscientious, and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to make sure my car was back to good running order.

Mohammed

7 years of experience
50 reviews
Mohammed
7 years of experience
Dodge Caravan - Timing Belt - Raleigh, North Carolina
Mohammed mechanic, very happy with his work. Came on time for timing belt service. He is very cautious and after having the work done, he double check the work , which hardly any mechanic dose. In my opinion he is AAA grade mechanic
Honda Odyssey - Timing Belt - Raleigh, North Carolina
Excellent service! Super nice guy! Was able to get it done quickly! He didn't even let some rain stop him. I'd have him as my personal mechanic from now on, if possible!

Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt - Woodinville, Washington
Five stars for another timing belt job - this time on my Tacoma. Theodore pointed out some other areas that might need attention, which was much appreciated. He is knowledgeable and honest - I will definitively use him again in the future.
Lexus GX470 - Timing Belt - Woodinville, Washington
Theodore replaced the timing belt, which pretty intimidating for most of us. Everything went smooth. Great job!

Fred

15 years of experience
334 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Lexus SC430 - Timing Belt - Spring, Texas
On time. Polite. Competent. Willing to answer questions. Did great work. What else can you ask for?

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