Honda Timing Belt Replacement
You may never come in contact with your timing belt but it is vital for the smooth functioning of your Honda’s engine. It is responsible for rotating the engine’s cam and crankshaft in sync to enable them to open and close at the right time. Without a working timing belt, an engine will not run. Because it is subject to a lot of stress and strain, the timing belt suffers wear and tear, and will eventually need to be replaced.
Typically Honda timing belt will need to be replaced every 105,000 miles or so. The number is not precise, because a lot depends on the type of driving you do, and on the timing belt inspection – if there is visible deterioration, an early riming belt replacement is indicated.
If the timing belt is past its prime, you may also notice following symptoms – we recommend a timely visit to your local mechanic – a broke timing belt is not an insignificant issue. So here is a short list of symptoms to watch out for:
- Odd noises from the engine.
- Rough idling
- Misfire of the engine
- Engine won’t start
- Oil leak
A timing belt replacement doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. If you notice any of the signs above, reach out to us to book an appointment. At Toole’s Garage in San Carlos, our ASE certified technicians will diagnose the root cause of the problem, and if the timing belt is to blame, we can perform timing belt replacement, and get your car back to you, ready for the road. To get more info about timing belts, click to see the short timing belt video by Dave the Car Guy (and owner of Toole’s Garage).