Time to Change the Timing Belt

As an automobile owner you know that routine maintenance is vital to the safety and longevity of your engine, and one part that needs to be checked is the timing belt. Below is an explanation of what the timing belt is and when it should be changed:

  • Timing Belt- The timing belt is a rubber belt that is responsible for controlling the timing of the car’s engine. Timing belts are vital to the engine and should be checked routinely.
  • Maintenance- Unlike other engine parts the timing belt will not trigger a warning light or show signs that it will give out. It is important to routinely check the timing belt for wear and tear like cracking, fraying, chips, or missing chunks. If you notice any of these signs you should replace the timing belt.

At Rock Road Auto Plaza, we want to make sure all drivers are keeping up with routine maintenance, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your timing belt come visit our St. Louis, MO location and speak with one of our experts today.