Most cars need new timing belts by the time they reach 100,000 miles. In some Hondas, the deadline could be closer to 60,000. Neglecting the timing belt could result in major engine failure. Major signs of a worn timing belt aren’t visible, as the belt is housed in the engine. The following could be indicators that it’s time for a replacement:

  • Squeaky or high-pitched sounds
  • Difficulty starting up
  • Smell of burning rubber

Replacing the timing belt according to the recommended maintenance schedule will help you avoid an expensive tow and repair when the belt finally snaps.

What is a Timing Belt?

Ignoring your timing belt could also cause serious damage to different engine components, resulting in pricey repairs. The timing belt’s job is to keep the crank and cam shafts in sync. In other words, it prevents these components from colliding. This could result in repairs that often exceed the price of the car, or prevent your car from starting.

We also offer engine maintenance and transmission flushes.

Call Tommy’s at (610) 696-2633, and we’ll be more than happy to help with your timing belt.