For all of your vehicle Parts needs in the Sioux Falls area – Since 1965
Genuine Timing Belt
Most vehicles produced today are equipped with a timing belt, which is a critical component that keeps the camshaft and crankshaft turning at a synchronized rate. The timing belt actively enables your engine to run.
If your timing belt snaps, several detrimental things may happen as a result. It could bend valves, damage the cylinder heads, or even damage pistons — this would require a total engine rebuild so the vehicle will be operational again.
Your timing belt can break while your vehicle is in motion, leading to complete engine shutdown and potentially causing an accident.
Changing your belt before it breaks should be the goal of every driver.
Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no obvious signs the timing belt is near its breaking point; it will just break. That’s why highly rated auto mechanics recommend replacing it every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Always check your owner’s manual for your manufacturer’s recommendations.
There are, however, some warning signs that do happen on occasion. If you notice any of these signs, you should bring your vehicle in for service as soon as possible.
Signs You Need to Replace Your Vehicle’s Timing Belt
- High pitched screeching or whirring noises when you first start your vehicle, or when you’re idling or accelerating.
- Your engine starts acting up when you reach between 2000 and 4000 RPM.
- You notice more smoke or fumes than usual coming from your exhaust.
- Your engine will not turn over when you try to start your car.
- Your car stops working abruptly.
If you need help determining whether or not your vehicle needs a new timing belt, the expert technicians at Vern Eide Motorcars are more than happy to help.
Contact our specialists at your convenience, or simply stop by a Vern Eide Motorcars near you to have your vehicle inspected.
For your convenience, we have multiple venues in the Sioux Falls area. We regularly service drivers from Sioux Falls, Brookings, Madison, Luvern, Rock Rapids, Lennox, and surrounding areas.
You can purchase your new timing belt onsite at one of our shops, or you can order online. Whatever works for you!
If you would like assistance with installation, Vern Eide has you covered. We offer full services for Acura, Honda, Mitsubishi, and all make and model vehicles. Our service team will always use the best parts and products to restore your vehicle to exact factory specifications. It is our goal to boost the performance of your vehicle, ensure its safe functionality and increase the life expectancy of your car, truck, van, or SUV.