What's the Purpose of a Timing Belt?
The best way to keep your vehicle in good condition is to have it serviced regularly. While you may be diligent about having your vehicle's oil changed and tires balanced, there are other components that need to be replaced over time, such as the timing belt. A timing belt is what keeps your vehicle's camshaft and crankshaft operating properly.
When you don't have your timing belt replaced, it can lead to several problems. A worn timing belt can suddenly snap, which will cause extensive damage to the engine. In addition, your vehicle will suddenly shut down if the timing belt snaps, which can be extremely dangerous if you're driving at higher speeds.
To find out how often your vehicle's timing belt needs to be replaced, you can reference your owner's manual. You can also stop by Barnes Crossing Kia to let one of our technicians inspect your timing belt. Most vehicles will need to have their timing belts replaced every 60,000 to 100,000 miles.
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Source: Barnes Crossing Kia Blog