Tips for replacing a timing belt include ensuring timing marks are properly aligned and checking to make certain belt tension has been correctly adjusted. Assembling all necessary tools and ensuring the engine is in good working condition should also be done before replacing a broken belt.
Technical manuals provide the make and model-specific instructions needed to replace a worn or broken timing belt. Vehicle owners who lack professional automotive experience can expect belt replacement to take approximately eight hours. Timing belt replacement is part of basic automotive maintenance, and most vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing belts once they have reached 60,000 to 100,000 miles.