Does The Honda Civic Have A Timing Belt or Timing Chain

September 28th, 2015 by

Honda Civic timing beltDoing simple maintenance like getting an oil change is a fairly obvious and common thing that most Brandon and Madison-area drivers know to do for their cars. Even getting all other fluids checked is an easy enough task, but there are a lot of long term maintenance items to take care of for vehicles that you don’t often hear about, like how often does the 2020 Honda Civic timing belt or chain need to be changed or have maintenance service. Learn more from the service team here at Patty Peck Honda.

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How Do I Know When To Change My Honda Civic Timing Belt?

Knowing when to replace your Honda Civic timing belt will depend on the model year of your vehicle. Honda Civic models between the years 1996 – 2000 have a recommended timing belt replacement interval of 105,000 miles or 7 years. Civic models from 2001 – 2005 Civic have a recommended replacement at 110,000 miles or 7 years. When your Honda Civic timing belt needs to be replaced, your Maintenance Minder will automatically alert you. Still, it is a good idea, no matter which Honda model you drive, to refer to the maintenance section in your owners manual for specific recommended miles and years.

Does the 2020 Honda Civic have a timing belt or chain? All 2006 and newer Civic models don’t have a belt. They come with a timing chain, which does not need to be replaced. So, if you are looking for a 2019 Honda Civic timing belt, for example, you’ll find that it is actually equipped with a timing chain. Again, you should consult your owner’s manual or contact our Service Center for more information.

Civic Year ModelEngineTiming Belt/Chain
1995 - 2005ALLTiming Belt
2006 - 2020ALLTiming Chain

What Happens When I Don’t Replace A Honda Civic Timing Belt?

Failure to replace the belt may result in a complete breakdown or catastrophic engine failure. It’s best to err on the side of caution with this maintenance measure. To save money on labor, it is common to replace the timing belt tensioner as well as the water pump when replacing the belt. Worn tensioners and /or idler pulleys often contribute to the excessive wear or failure of the belt.

Do I Need To Do Maintenance Work On A Honda Civic Timing Chain?

Your Honda Civic timing chain doesn’t need to be regularly replaced. It just needs to be kept lubricated. This is why it is housed in the engine, making it easy to service by simply staying on top of oil changes and keeping your oil filter fresh. If you take care of this, the chain can last for as long 300,000 miles. 

Rely on the Service Experts at Patty Peck Honda

When you need help with your Honda Civic timing belt or chain, turn to the certified technicians at Patty Peck Honda. We are the only Certified Honda Express Service Center in Mississippi and we’re ready to help you keep your Civic, CR-V, or Pilot always running safe and smooth on Brandon and Madison-area roads.

We also offer service specials , including oil change coupons, to help you save on your Honda maintenance. Why wait? Schedule service with us today!