Kia timing belt replacement in Apache Junction
is inconvenient, but unfortunately an inevitable part of Kia car ownership. A number of parts are necessary for an engine to operate properly, and hidden at the front of the engine, the timing belt is one of them. A timing belt performs some simple tasks. A timing belt sets the way your valves and pistons work and stops pistons from impacting into closed valves. A timing belt also helps the camshaft and the crankshaft perform better.
Information About Timing Belts and Kia Timing Belt Replacement in Apache Junction
Timing belts used to have to be replaced every 50,000 miles on older Kia vehicles. Modern day Kia timing belts last a bit longer, between 60,000 and 105,000 miles. Consult your owner's manual regarding a schedule for timing belt replacement. As a cost saving measure, or as a deliberate way to get you to buy a new car, some vehicle makers neglect to print timing belt replacement schedules. However, as timing belts are made of rubber, they can wear out, or the teeth of a timing belt can be damaged. A good rule of thumb to remember is that if your Kia motor vehicle has 90,000 miles or more on it, Apache Junction timing belt replacement should be done as quickly as possible.
Timing belts are used by non-interference engines and interference engines as well. In an interference engine, the timing belt must function, or it can cause distorted valves or ultimately, engine damage. You would do well to call an timing belt repair facility in Apache Junction and get your Kia timing belt replaced on your own volition, not because it breaks down on you.
Kia Timing Belt Slippage and Kia Timing Belt Replacement in Apache Junction
Hot and leaky engines are more prone to timing belt failure. An unfortunate problem with timing belts is that damaged belts often don't show any signs of a problem, until, they finally give out. As you drive your Kia, heat and stress stretch the timing belt. Once it begins to stretch and deteriorate the teeth of the belt begin to wear out, which can result in it "slipping", or breaking altogether. When that happens, you have no more choice. You will have to get Apache Junction timing belt replacement work done on your Kia. If your timing belt slips while you're driving, you're going to likely call a tow truck as your car will coast to a stop. No one likes their timing belt to break, but that is part of life. How you choose to handle it is entirely up to you. Try to do it on your time, and get Kia timing belt replacement before you have no other choice. American Five Star Car Care specializes in timing belt replacement on Kias and every other type of vehicle on the road today. Give us a call for a free quote to repair your Kia timing belt. 480-725-2836