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How often should a timing belt be replaced?

How often should a timing belt be replaced?

every 60,000 to 100,000 miles
Since the timing belt has such an important job, it’s crucial to have it replaced regularly. In most cases, there is no indication that a timing belt is becoming worn. Often times, it just breaks. That’s why most manufacturers recommend you have your vehicle’s timing belt replaced every 60,000 to 100,000 miles.

How much should a timing belt replacement cost?

The average cost to replace a timing belt will be anywhere from $300 to $500 in total (more for larger cars, trucks, and SUVs). The timing belt itself will usually only cost less than $50 but the majority of a timing belt job is spent on labor. The cost of the labor will be anywhere from $250 to $450 or more.

How many hours to replace a timing belt?

The timing belt can be completed at the same time; but typically private mechanics or shops will charge for individual hour replacement; so another 4 to 6 hours roughly . If you’d like, feel free to submit a quote request for the water pump replacement and timing belt replacement .

What is the average life of the timing belt?

Depending on what schedule you may read, including information distributed by the manufacturers themselves, the average life span of a timing belt is between 60,000 and 105,000 miles or after 7 to 10 years regardless of mileage. Most manufacturers state that going more than 80,000 to 90,000 miles on the original belt is flirting with danger.

How much does it cost to replace a timing belt?

The average cost for a timing belt replacement is between $498 and $669 . Labor costs are estimated between $319 and $403 while parts are priced between $179 and $266 .

How many miles need to change the timing belt?

Your timing belt should be replaced every 50,000-70,000 miles , depending on your car’s make and model. Also, make sure you understand if your engine is an interference engine or a non-interference engine. In an interference engine, the valves and piston share the same airspace and the timing belt keeps them from touching. This is why you’ll have a major engine failure on your hands if the belt breaks or skips.