We all do the best we can to protect our vehicles and we make sure to keep them well maintained. However it should not be surprising to learn that one of the greatest dangers to high mileage vehicles is also one of the least known.

The timing belt serves a very important role when it comes to making your engine run properly. The timing belt is the belt that controls the camshaft in your car’s engine. A failure of the timing belt will cause the engine to suddenly stop running and can do major damage to the internal parts of the engine.

To find out if your car has a timing belt and when it should be changed, you should consult Pete’s Auto Repair or your owner’s manual. A good rule of thumb is that a timing belt, (as well as your fan belt) should be replaced every 60,000 miles, although some timing belts are designed to last up to 100,000 miles.

If you are unsure about your timing belt replacement, see the experts at Pete’s Auto Repair. Give us a call at 360-380-2277

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