Don't Let Dirt and Oil Wear Out Your Timing Belt Too Soon

All vehicles come with specific mileage recommendations around when you should bring your car in for a timing belt replacement. This can run from anywhere between 60,000 and 100,000 miles. However, certain driving conditions may accelerate the rate at which your timing belt wears down and needs to be replaced. If you drive in some of the following conditions, you may want to bring your car in for a timing belt inspection at VonDerAu Ford right away.

If you frequently drive in dusty or otherwise dirty environments, it is a good idea to check your timing belt more frequently. Dust and other debris can accumulate in the teeth of the belt or in the tension gear and cause it to wear down very quickly. Oil and other engine fluids can cause similar conditions as well.

Make sure you do not end up with significant damage to your engine by a snapping timing belt. Do not rely solely on your owner’s manual, and consult with the experts at our Ford service stop in El Campo, Texas to know when the best time to replace your timing belt may be.

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