Importance of Timing Belt Checks
The time belt is an integral part to your car's engine and maintenance. Without getting too technical, a timing belt or chain connects the crankshaft to the camshaft(s), which in turn controls the opening and closing of the engine's valves. In some engines, the timing belt may also be used to drive other engine components such as water and oil pumps. Therefore, knowing when to get a timing belt replacement is a "must know" for every car owner. Your vehicle owner's manual will indicate a suggested mileage marker for replacing the timing belt.
Some other key points to remember regarding timing belt replacement are:
- Do you know the repair history of your vehicle? If your weren't provided verified service history err on the side of safety and have the belt replaced.
- Is your vehicle leaking any type of fluid that might cause damage to the timing belt? If so, have Chris Myers Service Center replace the belt ASAP as well as repair the leak.
- Replacing a timing belt is labor intensive. Since the water pump is usually accessed when replacing the timing belt, you might consider replacing the water pump at the same time, even if it isn't leaking. You will save money on labor and possibly prevent having to get a water pump replacement later on, which would necessitate the timing belt to be replaced again.
Timing Belt Replacement Daphne
Keep in mind, timing belt service intervals should be followed in order to protect your vehicle and maintain the integrity of your warranty. For questions, contact Chris Myers Nissan
in Daphne, AL, or use our online form to schedule your timing belt replacement