Your engine's timing belt is the most important maintenance item in your car. The timing belt synchronizes the rotation of your cam and crank shafts which coordinates the compression of your engine. Because of that it is crucial that the timing belt be serviced when due. A failure of this components means disaster.

Most timing belt replacement can be done in the same day. From basic maintenance to periodic inspections Omega Automotive technicians will keep your car running rights. Let the technicians at Omega Automotive repair and maintain your car.

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What Is the timing belt?

A timing belt is the ribbed belt that is mounted in a specific configuration along the front gears of your engine to keep the crank and camshafts timed properly. Essentially, it keeps the top half of the engine (cylinder head, valves) in sync with the lower half (crankcase, pistons).

Does your car have A timing belt?

If you have an newer car from the 90s and above, odds are you have a timing belt. Even though many new car manufacturers have started using timing chains many cars till use timing belts. The technicians at Omega Automotive will advice you properly whether your car has one or not.

When should I change the timing belt?

Manufacturers employ various schedules and measures for timing belt replacement, but the rule of thumb is 60,000 miles, or 5 years, whichever comes first.


A serpentine belt, also known as a multi-vee, poly-v, or multi-rib belt, is a single, continuous belt used to drive multiple devices in an car engine, such as an alternator, power steering pump, water pump, air conditioning compressor, air pump, etc. The belt may also be guided by an idler pulley and/or a belt tensioner

Many newer car have a single belt that drives all the components, some still use multiple belts.

regular inspection is needed to ensure the reliability of your car.

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