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All about your timing belt and the maintenance it requires

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service & Maintenance on Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 9:16 pm
Two men working on a timing belt

How often do I need to change the timing belt on my Honda model?

We think it’s safe to say that there are more people who own vehicles than people who actually understand in-depth how they function. Because we think that’s the case, we do our best to help inform you on the little things that you might not think of, when it comes to your Honda models service and maintenance. We’re sure you’ve heard of a timing belt, but you may be wondering if you have to replace it, and how often that should occur. If you’ve been wondering that in regards to your Honda model, keep on reading! We’re sure we have some of the answers you’ve been looking for.

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What is Honda Maintenance Minder?

Honda builds some pretty incredible vehicles, and although the time between oil changes has drastically increased in the past decade or so, regular vehicle maintenance is still vital to keeping your car running long and strong. While the physical act of scheduling an appointment and getting your car to your nearest Honda dealer is up to you, newer Honda vehicles provide friendly reminders when necessary maintenance intervals pop up based on time or mileage.

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Timing chain vs. timing belt

Timing chains and timing belts serve a similar purpose – to rotate your vehicle’s camshaft. The difference between chains and belts come in when people talk about performance and longevity. Belts are typically very strong, but due to the fact that they’re made out of rubber, they will wear out over time (see below for that time). They are also more quiet than chains, for the obvious reason that they aren’t made out of metal. Timing chains will last a lot longer – some people even say that you’ll never need to replace them, while others say you should replace them at certain intervals.

Lifespan of a time belt

If you’re wondering how long your time belt will last, it’s important to examine which model you have. There are plenty of ways to find this out, like by contacting our service department. Typically, a timing belt will last a driver between 60,000 and 100,000 miles. It’s important to make sure that these get changed out appropriately, because you don’t want to be without a properly-functioning timing belt.

You can schedule your belt replacement now, by using our simple, online form.


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