Timing Belt and Water Pump Newport News, VA
What is a Timing Belt all about?
The timing belt is a rubber belt located in the engine compartment behind the drive belts. It’s job is to keep the crankshaft in sync with the camshaft(s), ensuring the proper timing and operation of the engines valves and therein, the engine.
Keep in mind
When replacing a timing belt, also replace the water pump, tensioner, and pulleys.
If the pulleys and tensioners should fail after only replacing the belt, it can cause valve or piston damage and lead to more expensive repairs, in order to have the engine run properly. It is therefore essential to replace the whole set.
When replacing the whole set you also get a longer warranty, most kits have a warranty of up to 80,000 miles.
How important is this service?
Ignoring the replacement of a timing belt as a part of scheduled maintenance, could result in major engine failure down the road. You should not wait for your timing belt to break, it must be serviced regularly.