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Why Should I Have the Timing Belt in My Kia Changed?

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The timing system is absolutely critical to the functioning of modern internal combustion engines. Some Kia models have timing belts, while others have timing chains--and if yours has a timing belt, it's important to get it changed at the recommended mileage interval. The timing system is in charge of synchronizing the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft, which lets the valves in the engine open and close at the precise time that they should. If the timing belt fails, the engine can be destroyed in short order.

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Why Rely on Mileage Intervals?

Many people wonder why, if replacement is so important, the timing belt isn't regularly inspected--instead, it's changed based on mileage intervals. The timing belt is deep in the engine, and inspecting it would require extensive disassembly of the engine. Inspecting things this way would be impractical, expensive, and lengthy. Kia has put lots of effort into knowing how long your timing belt will last, and the recommended interval is on the lower end of that estimate. If you've gone a few extra miles beyond the interval without getting the belt replaced, you probably have nothing to worry about--but since failure is so catastrophic, we recommend bringing your vehicle in right away.

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Contact Hanson KIA to Schedule Service

When you're ready to bring your KIA vehicle in for service, we make it easy. Simply give us a call or use our convenient online form to schedule your next service appointment. For minor service like oil changes, stop by our location at 2300 Carriage Loop SW, Olympia, WA 98502--no appointment is necessary.

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Hanson KIA in Olympia is Your Source for KIA Service

KIA vehicles are truly impressive works of engineering, and the experts at Hanson KIA know exactly what yours needs. Our technicians are factory trained and certified, and they know their way around your KIA vehicle. In order to maintain your vehicle's high quality, our mechanics use only genuine KIA -approved parts, fluids, and filters. Our service center is open on Saturdays, so you can bring your vehicle in on a day that's convenient for you. We look forward to helping you keep your KIA operating at its peak for years to come.


Hanson Kia

2300 Carriage Loop SW
Directions Olympia, WA 98502

  • Sales: (360) 339-5079
  • Service: (360) 339-5079
  • Parts: (360) 339-5079
  1. Hanson Kia

    2300 Carriage Loop SW
    Olympia, WA 98502

    • Sales: (877) 816-5820

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