Vehicle maintenance can be an overwhelming task when you aren’t familiar with all of the vehicle’s various parts and functions. One of the more common recommended maintenance items at around 100,000 miles is your Timing belt and Water Pump.
Your Honda has thousands of moving parts and functions, which means there are several areas of which drivers should be mindful of, in order to ensure their vehicles are operating properly. One area that often gets overlooked is timing belt and water pump replacement. A broken timing belt can cause major engine damage or in severe cases, require full engine replacement. If upkeep is done correctly, at the recommended intervals, it will keep your vehicle on the road for years to come. Racine Honda has the tools and factory trained specialists on hand to perform these replacements. For additional information or questions, contact Racine Honda conveniently serving Racine, WI.
Each vehicle is different and requires distinct maintenance. In order to make sure the service is performed at the correct times, drivers can consult their owner’s manuals for detailed maintenance schedules.
According to the Honda maintenance schedule, your Honda’s timing belt and water pump generally needs to be inspected and/or replaced every 7 years or 60,000-100,000 miles traveled. Under normal driving conditions there are several additional maintenance tasks that should be performed — replace engine oil, rotate tires, replace engine oil filter, check all fluid levels, to name a few. However, Wisconsin experiences several harsh driving conditions, which means drivers may have to perform more intensive vehicle servicing. For additional information or questions, contact Racine Honda conveniently serving Racine, WI.
The team at Racine Honda is equipped to perform any maintenance task your vehicle could ever need to keep its performance intact. Each service professional at Racine Honda is outfitted with the knowledge to take on any maintenance task drivers may need performed. From knowing when the vehicle needs maintenance done to knowing exactly how to complete it efficiently and accurately, the professionals at Racine Honda are second to none. For additional information or questions, contact Racine Honda conveniently serving Racine, WI.
Timing belts are light and quiet, but don’t last as long as a timing chain. They are also cheaper than timing chains. Timing chains are heavier and more complex but last longer than timing belts. They are also made of metal while timing belts are often made of a composite material, some kind of resin or Rubber and usually reinforced with nylon threads.
Listen for signs like a ticking noise from the engine, or even an engine misfire. If the timing belt has broken, your engine may not turn over. When it’s time to replace your timing belt, it’s a good idea to ask your mechanic to check the water pump, timing belt, and pulleys all at the same time.
A timing belt replacement can typically cost from $500 to $700 depending on their make and model.
You can figure out if your Honda has a timing belt or timing chain by checking its model year and trim level.
Replacing your Honda’s timing belt is critical to the function of your vehicle. If you don’t replace your timing belt, you could eventually have thousands of dollars in engine damage.
Every model is slightly different. Generally, a Honda’s timing belt will last 60,000 to 100,000 miles.
The timing chain normally needs to be replaced between 80,000 and 120,000 miles. If driving an older vehicle, you should be on the lookout for symptoms of the timing chain going bad.