Timing belts are important. The timing belt maintains the precise synchronization that keeps your engine’s valves and pistons moving in sync. Similar to a serpentine or v-belt, your timing belt will degrade over time and with usage. Most timing belts are not visible because it is housed inside the engine, so regular inspection is important. When a timing belt fails, it doesn’t just mean an inconvenient breakdown, it could mean serious and costly engine damage. Although the timing belt can be costly to replace, it is a wise investment. Being proactive and replacing this belt at the intervals recommended by your OEM will help protect your wallet from costly engine damage. Our techs at Austin Pro Max will inspect your timing belt and replace if needed. No appointment needed!