Timing Belt Replacement

 


Timing Belt Replacement Sioux Falls, SD

There are three major parts that work together to keep your engine running. They are the camshaft, crankshaft, and the timing belt. The camshaft is responsible for opening and closing the valves that let in air and gas in the engine. At the same time, the crankshaft moves the pistons up and down. If these two parts do not move at the exact same time disaster can strike for the engine. This is where the timing belt comes in. It is the job of the timing belt to make sure that these two systems are synchronized and going at the same rate.

How often do I need a new timing belt?

The timing belt should last at least 100,000 miles, if not more. Some older vehicles may need it to be replaced every 60,000 miles instead. But this is not a part that you have to preform regularly scheduled maintenance on. However, if you have to replace the water pump in your vehicle, many times the timing belt has to be removed to make this repair. This could be a good opportunity to have both parts fixed at one time.

How do I know if I need a new timing belt?

Unfortunately, the timing belt is not a piece of equipment that will gradually let you know that it is failing. You simply will get behind the wheel of your vehicle and it will not start. However, if you are on the road when the timing belt brakes, you will gradually lose power and you may become stranded on the side of the road. Before this happens, you might notice your engine misfiring. If you do, get it into your trusted mechanic as soon as possible to avoid a major engine repair. Otherwise, during your next regularly scheduled maintenance visit, talk to your mechanic about inspecting your vehicle's timing belt.

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Billion Toyota

4101 West 12th Street
Directions Sioux Falls, SD 57106

  • Sales: 844-235-3405
  • Service: 844-235-3406
  • Parts: 844-235-3409

Hours

  • Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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