Some vehicles have timing belts and some have timing chains. These components keep the camshaft in time with the crankshaft allowing the valves to all open and close at the correct time. Timing chains typically do not need to be serviced as long as the engine oil is serviced properly and regularly. Timing belts on the other hand have a service interval ranging from 60,000 miles to 120,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for the severe service schedule or call and we will be happy to look it up for you. If a timing belt were to fail from belt deterioration, failed tension adjuster, water pump or pulley bearings, significant engine damage can occur. Valves can be bent by the pistons striking the valves during engine rotation. When this occurs the cylinder heads need to be removed and rebuilt. Repairs can be very expensive. If you’re not sure if your vehicle has a timing belt or chain, please contact our team and we will look it up for you.