Get Your Timing Belt Checked Out at Redding Kia

Our team here in Redding understands the importance of keeping up on the maintenance of your vehicle. We want you to be informed so that you can stay on top of repairs before they can get out of hand.

Just what is the timing belt? It plays an important role in synchronizing your vehicle's crankshaft and camshaft to get the engine running. In some vehicles, it can also power the water pump as well.

How can you tell that your timing belt needs to be replaced? Some physical signs include fraying, spotting, and staining of the belt. You can also hear a high-pitched sound that indicates the belt needs to be changed. If you wait too long, it can make starting your car difficult and cause costly repairs. Even if you don't see signs of damage, you should follow your car's maintenance schedule. Most schedules recommend changing the belt between the 60,000 to 100,000-mile range.

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