The engine timing belt is the part of the engine that synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft so that the engine valves open and close at the proper time. The problem with a timing belt failure is that in some cases it can cause engine damage. Manufacturers have therefore mandated intervals for belt replacement to prevent problems.
If your vehicle is equipped with a timing belt, it should be replaced when recommended by your specific vehicle manufacturer. If you are not sure if your vehicle is equipped with a timing belt, give us a call at (209) 239-1551 and we’ll be happy to determine whether you have one and if you are due for this important service.