TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT PARKER
Honda, Acura, BMW, Mini – Independent Auto Care Parker Colorado
When customers come to Independent Auto Care in Parker and ask about their timing belt, the typical recommendation for a timing belt replacement is 90,000 miles for pre-2000 vehicles and 105,000 miles or 7 years, whichever comes first, on newer makes and models of Honda, Acura, BMW and Mini.
However, it’s important to have your timing belt (also referred to as a timing chain) checked often. Here’s why:
- Mileage thresholds are based on average temperatures and ideal conditions. They don’t account for Colorado’s weather extremes. Because we have both hot summers and cold winters, belts can crack, tear and even snap long before your reach the mileage recommendations.
- If you were to simply wait until the belt snaps, you’re looking at bent valves, piston damage, plus cylinder head or camshaft damage. In fact, if it breaks while driving, it could be catastrophic for your car and not cheap to fix. You could end up repairing a ton of problems in your engine.
By bringing your car, truck or SUV to Independent Auto Care in Parker for ongoing maintenance, such as oil changes and tune-ups, we’ll visually inspect your vehicle and provide timing belt replacement at the first signs of trouble. Come in or give us a call to set up your appointment.