In order to run properly, the engine in your Toyota vehicle needs its valves and pistons to pump at the right time. For that to happen, your camshaft and crankshaft must operate in sync. If they don't, your engine parts can get damaged. Badly. Fortunately, the factory timing belt ensures that synchronization.
Unfortunately, you can't always tell when your timing belts is starting to go bad. In fact, yours can fail with hardly any warning at all. That's because the reinforcing cords on the inside may have lost their tensile strength and grown weak even though your belt looks fine at a glance.
How to Spot Timing Belt Failure
Signs of trouble include:
- Engine misfires
- Ticking noises coming from your engine
- Exhaust issues
- The engine doesn't turn over
How Often Should You Replace Your Timing Belt?
Your original timing belt can last anywhere between 60,000 and 100,000 miles, though you should check your owner's manual for your recommended maintenance schedule. Following that ensures optimal engine performance. When it's time to replace your timing belt, your best bet is always going to one made by your OEM. That's because only genuine Toyota timing belts are guaranteed to be compatible with your model. Save time and money by ordering yours directly from the manufacturer through our online auto parts center!
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