The timing belt is one of the most overlooked parts of a vehicle. Because of that, thousands of cars break down each year because of old and worn out timing belts. A timing belt will wear down over time and have to be replaced every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. With a worn-down timing belt, your vehicle will experience engine vibration, misfires, and overall sluggish performance. If left untreated, a worn timing belt can break and lead to total engine failure.
In 2020, the Chevy Malibu does not get many major structural, aesthetic, or mechanical changes. Some of its available packages have been renamed this year, and there is some minor reshuffling of features and amenities. The hybrid edition of the Malibu is not offered in 2020, which slightly reduces the size of the lineup.
With the proper maintenance and attention, your vehicle can last longer than you think. It is merely a matter of staying on top of your regularly scheduled maintenance and addressing small problems before they become significant issues. Here is a look at four steps that you can take to keep your car dependable for the long term.