What Is the timing belt?
A timing belt is the ribbed belt that is mounted in a specific configuration along the front gears of your engine to keep the crank and camshafts timed properly. Essentially, it keeps the top half of the engine (cylinder head, valves) in sync with the lower half (crankcase, pistons).
Does your car have A timing belt?
If you have an newer car from the 90s and above, odds are you have a timing belt. Even though many new car manufacturers have started using timing chains many cars till use timing belts. The technicians at Omega Automotive will advice you properly whether your car has one or not.
When should I change the timing belt?
Manufacturers employ various schedules and measures for timing belt replacement, but the rule of thumb is 60,000 miles, or 5 years, whichever comes first.