Understanding Your Car: Timing Belts

The timing belt in your car helps run multiple parts of your car. It is essential for your car's engine, air conditioner, power steering pump, and alternator. In most vehicles, particularly those before 2005, you should replace the timing belt at 60,000 miles. However, this is changing with newer vehicles.

Your vehicle owner's manual will often give you an estimated number of miles that your timing belt can handle. If you do decide to replace your timing belt, your car may get more horsepower, better acceleration, and increased gas mileage. However, if you do not replace a belt in time, you could experience unexpected auto repairs.

There are typically no signs that a timing belt has begun to wear unless you hear a change in your engine or feel something's wrong with your air condition. Most people do not realize a timing belt can be the cause of engine failure as well. If you need help with your timing belt, visit M & M Ford-Lincoln in Liberty.

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