Timing belt replacement
Come in to Subaru Clinic to Replace your Timing Belt!
WHEN SHOULD I GET MY TIMING BELT REPLACED?
The mileage interval recommendation can vary anywhere from 60,000 to 90,000 mile intervals, with some recommended for replacement at 105,000 miles. We at Subaru Clinic recommend you replace your timing belt at 105,000 miles. That said, check your owner’s manual for recommendations.
WHY SHOULD I GET MY TIMING BELT REPLACED?
While this is not a service that needs to happen frequently, it is one of the most crucial services you will need to get for your vehicle when it is time for replacement. If your timing belt breaks, serious engine damage can and likely will occur. This is why your vehicle manufacturer specifies particular intervals when your timing belt should be replaced—you don’t want to damage your engine, and, having a well-functioning timing belt is a matter of safety to the driver and passengers as well.
CAN I GET MY TIMING BELT REPLACED BEFORE SUBARU’S RECOMMENDED INTERVAL?
That said, if we are servicing your car for other reasons, and we think it is time to replace your timing belt sooner, we will certainly say so. With that said, we don’t recommend you go past the 105,000 mile mark. This is not one of those services that we recommend putting off, it will cost you much more money and possible damage in the long run if you wait. Not to mention, it is a real safety issue.
HOW YOUR TIMING BELT WORKS
The timing belt in your vehicle is responsible for synchronizing your engine’s functions. The timing belt controls the rotation of both the camshaft and crankshaft, as well as the opening and closing of the engine’s many valves to allow air and gas in and out. All of these actions cause the fuel to ignite in the combustion chamber. During this combustion, the valves push the pistons down. When and if your timing belt breaks, the valves open at the wrong time and hit the larger pistons and cause damage to your engine, which is what you want to avoid.