Somersworth Auto Repair

The Importance of Timing Your Timing Belt Replacement

When it comes to vehicle maintenance, most people don’t consider their car’s timing belt. 

In caring for your vehicle, you should replace parts before they completely fail to avoid expensive repairs. When it comes to your timing belt, you should do just that. Otherwise, you may experience serious engine damage.


The timing belt is in charge of timing the opening and closing of the valves. Over time, the rubbery component wears off and could snap. You want to avoid this because it can strike the pistons. Timing belts typically need to be replaced between 60,000 and 100,000 miles (depending on your vehicle's make and model). At your regular maintenance service, feel free to ask your technician to  inspect your timing belt.

Signs Your Timing Belt Needs Replacing

  • Ticking noises
  • Engine misfires
  • Problem with engine starts
  • Rough idling
  • Oil pressure decline
  • Glazing and fraying on the belt

Timing belt replacements are complex jobs that one should leave to the professionals. Intense labor is needed to remove and change out the old timing belt. When you replace your timing belt before it breaks, it is much less expensive than having to deal with it when it does snap.


If you need a new timing belt soon, please do not hesitate to call or visit Central Park Garage. We’ll get you in and out in no time so you don’t have to worry about a broken timing belt.

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