Thursday, March 1, 2012

Change of Timing Belt: A must

Why timing belts need to be changed every now then? Sometimes you tend to be too lazy and pissed because its life span is very short. Well, timing belt needs to be change every now then in order to keep your car going.

Among the modern engines that have been created, timing belt is the weakest link.

To answer the question stated earlier: Timing belts are camshafts designed to just have a limited span of life because chains that are more durable are noisier and more expensive to manufacturer. If you review the manual of your car, timing belt’s mileage is indicated in order for you to know when is the right time to change it. Usually, its interval runs from 60,000 miles up to 105,000 miles. Now, it is clear. Timing belts are designed to just have a short span of life.

You are encouraged to change timing belts prior to the indicated interval because you would not want to have troubles and get embarrassed on the middle of a road trip with friends.

If you are planning to purchase a second hand automobile, it is wise to change its belt with a new one.

Failure of timing belts comes without warning. For some vehicles, it sometimes hard to check it as it is to replace it. Thus, it is important to often check the intervals of your vehicle so that you can monitor the life span of your car’s timing belt.

Apparently, maintenance of timing belts is a bit costly. Yet, the cost would be doubled when disaster takes place.


  1. Thanks for your ideas. You can also find the details on Drive Parts Direct, at the Timing Belts Imperial. Drive Parts Direct aims to provide you with a convenient “one stop shop” for all your Power Transmission component requirements.