For your Acura to run without damaging its engine, the timing of its moving parts must be precise. Your vehicle's camshaft and crankshaft must synchronize to make its engine's valves and pistons pump in time. A factory Acura timing belt best ensures that happens the way it should.
How to Spot a Failing Timing Belt
However, it can be difficult to diagnose when a timing belt is going out. There aren't many signs. If your timing belt decays or slips, however, it can cause an engine misfire without warning. If complete timing belt failure happens, your engine will lose power and probably shut down. If you drive an Acura model with a timing chain, when it breaks, it's loud: you'll hear a deafening crack.
When to Replace Your Timing Belt
There are two major factors to consider: your mileage and what it says on the maintenance schedule in your vehicle's owner's manual. Otherwise, you should replace your timing belt about every 100,000 miles. That's the case for newer Acura models. Older Acura models, however, may need their timing belts replaced every 60,000 miles or so. Today's timing chains, on the other hand? They get built to last the lifetime of an engine.
Trust Genuine OEM Timing Belts
The best timing belt for any of these projects is an OEM. That's because timing belts from Acura are designed to be compatible with your model specifically. Avoid the line at the parts counter and the hassle of figuring out the right fit. Order your new timing belt straight from Acura today. Our online parts store has plenty in stock and ready to ship.
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