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Warning Signs of An Aging Timing Belt

The timing belt in your vehicle has a very important job - it allows the crankshaft and camshaft to move in sync and ensure that engine valves and pistons operate smoothly together. A severely aged timing belt can snap unexpectedly which can actually cause your engine to fail completely, which is why having your timing belt replaced before it breaks is vital to preventing additional engine damage and avoiding vehicle breakdowns. 

Most vehicles can go up to 100,000 miles before needing a timing belt replacement, however, your vehicle's owner's manual will advise you on how often your vehicle will need this service completed. If your timing belt is nearing the end of its life, you will notice one or more of the following aging timing belt warning signs: 

  • Engine will not start
  • Ticking noise coming from underneath the hood
  • Engine slips or misfires
  • Engine runs roughly
  • Poor vehicle performance and fuel efficiency 

As soon as you notice any of the symptoms above or if your vehicle is due for a timing belt replacement, give us a call here at Desi Auto Care or stop by our shop today for expert service! 

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