Timing Belts Inspection And Replacement In Houston

Timing Belts Inspection

Timing belts are simply reinforced rubber belts that allow the precision timing of your internal combustion engine’s crankshafts and camshafts. Without the use of a timing belt, the firing order of the cylinders would fall out of order, leading to a lumpy idle and possible ill-timed detonation causing the ultimate demise of your engine. These belts are quite hardy and usually last between 85,000 and 100,000 miles before they need to be replaced. Some vehicles implement a timing chain which is made of metal and does not need to be replaced under normal conditions. If your timing belt fails and you have an interference led engine, it could lead to bent valves and pistons, which can be a very expensive fix. Lucas Auto Care recommends that you have your timing belt replaced in accordance with the factory mandated maintenance schedule of your vehicle.