Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Does my car have a timing belt or timing chain?

asked by on

My car has 95000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello there, thanks for your question. Your vehicle has a timing belt, not a chain.

The recommended replacement mileage for the belt is 150,000 at which time related (nearby) components such as the water pump, thermostat, timing pulley bearings(s) and certain engine seals should also be replaced. If other maintenance or repair needs arise, by all means, feel free to re-contact YourMechanic and we will assist you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Does my car have a timing belt or timing chain?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Timing belt broken and car does not start - 1996 Mazda B2500

According to Gates, a leading manufacturer of timing belts, your 2.3 liter engine is a non-interference engine. This means that a timing belt failure as you describe should not cause the valves to strike the pistons causing serious damage. However,...

Q: I hit a curb leaving my subdivision. I have 3 warning messages that keep popping up.

One of the data inputs to the AdvanceTrac stability control system on your car comes from the electronic wheel speed sensors that are installed at all four wheel positions. The AdvanceTrac sensor, and/or the wiring to the sensor, at the...

Q: How do I adjust the power seat?

If your Altima is equipped with power seats, you have more functionality than what’s offered with manual seats. Here’s what you need to know to get the perfect position: The bar at the front slides forward and back to...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.