Timing Belt Replacement

Lake Arbor Automotive & Truck specializes in timing belt replacement for all vehicle makes and models. Our expert mechanics will regularly inspect your timing belt to make sure you always know its condition. When its lifespan is nearing its end, we will recommend replacing it to ensure you vehicle runs safely and properly.

When should I replace my vehicle’s timing belt?
Timing belt problems are one of the most common causes of automobile break downs. Timing belts typically last from 60,000 to 100,000 miles, varying from engine to engine. Every vehicle’s manufacturer determines the interval for timing belt replacement. The best place to find the recommended interval for your vehicle is in your vehicle’s owners manual.

Why is Timing Belt Replacement Important?
Your vehicle’s timing belt is a key component of your engine, as it works to maintain crankshaft-to-camshaft synchronization, keeping valve operation matched to piston position. If your timing belt breaks, internal engine components will collide, causing catastrophic engine damage. A well tuned engine will work in a synchronized and smooth manner, so if the belt is off slightly or not functioning quite right, it can have serious repercussions.

How much should a timing belt replacement cost?
Depending on how long you intend to keep your vehicle after this scheduled maintenance, you may consider replacing some of the other wear components to prevent them from failing prior to your next timing belt replacement. By replacing these components at the same time as your timing belt, you will significantly reduce labor time (and cost).

Here are some examples of these wear components:

  • Belt Tensioner
  • Idler Pulley(s)
  • Water Pump
  • Cam Shaft Seals
  • Crank Shaft Seal
  • Damage to timing belt cover