Car Care Tip #19 is Out: Prevent the Timing Belt Disaster

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April is a car care aware month. The 2013 Car Care Tips Program is brought to you by Car Finder Service.

Due to labor costs, it is more expensive to have the car’s timing belt replacement done by a professional. However, doing so will surely be worth the cost.

As the celebration of the Car Care Month continues, Car Finder Service publishes Car Care Tip #19: “Prevent the Timing Belt Disaster.” This is the 19th installment in the 2013 Car Care Tips program which aims to help car consumers avoid incurring additional expenses brought about by the failure to replace faulty timing belts. The article goes live on April 19, 2013.

Car Care Tip #19 presents many of the imported cars sold in the market as using timing belts instead of the more conventional timing chains. Since these belts are made of rubber and are prone to wear and tear, this car component should be subjected to regular maintenance and replacement.

Failure to do so could possibly cause damages to the engine, force consumers to spend more on repairs and leave them with no option but to bear the hardship of looking for parts just to push the needed repairs through.

Car Care Tip #19 clearly suggests that consumers should make sure that the timing belts are replaced after every 60,000 miles to avoid breakdowns since the belts used on most car models are designed to provide the best performance within this range.

Aside from providing a number of important tips on how to maintain the timing belt, Tip #19 tackles the issue of whether or not it is possible for car consumers to conduct the replacement of the belt by themselves. The article stressed that replacement can be done without seeking the services of a professional mechanic.

However, Tip #19 warns that this task usually requires specialized tools and might be difficult for individuals who don’t have the proper knowledge. Due to this, Tip #19 recommends that consumers have their cars’ timing belts replaced by professional mechanics when needed.

In celebration of Car Care Month, the 2013 Car Care Tips Program is designed to help consumers of popular family vehicle manufacturers - such as Toyota and Ford - take proper care of their vehicles by publishing one new article each day.

Check Car Finder Service each day in April to learn a new money-saving maintenance lesson. Consumers will gain tips on basic mechanics such as replacing brake pads, spark plugs, and worn discs. They will learn new ways to clean their car and keep the vehicle's exterior & interior appearance in good condition. They’ll even learn which models to choose to avoid extra maintenance efforts. is an automotive website committed to helping car buyers search for the best brands of new and used car models. The service provides the most up-to-date local pricing, specs, and feature information for all popular car models sold in North America.

Car Finder Service also helps consumers with the latest vehicle financing and insurance opportunities at competitive rates in partnership with an extended network of car dealers and vehicle financing & insurance providers throughout the US.

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