|Timing Belt Replacement|
Timing Belt Replacement
Not all engines use timing belts, making them an often-overlooked maintenance operation. But ignoring it could eventually turn an otherwise good day ugly, especially if you own an "interference engine" - so called because if the timing belt breaks, the valves will contact the cylinders, causing engine damage. Even with a non-interference engine, timing belt failure will leave you stranded, as the engine cannot run without it. Ideally, it should be replaced at regular intervals to prevent the added expense and inconvenience of an unplanned breakdown.