SONOMA — Host, Sarah Rutan: When it comes to engine maintenance, few measures are more critical than timing belt replacement. Today we’re in Sonoma with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Gabriel Manzo of Gabe’s Auto Care Center to learn more.
Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Gabriel Manzo: Here’s an expert tip on timing belts. Timing belts should be replaced about 80 to 90,000 miles. It’s a rubber belt, and with time, it stretches, cracks, and breaks and can cause serious engine damage. So, timing belt is operated by a tension that keeps it tight. You got an idler pulley that spins, a water pump that rides with the timing belt, and you got cam seals behind these gears that should be all replaced when replacing this kit. Read more