Understanding Timing Belts

The timing belt is a component of your vehicle that many people talk about but not everyone understands. Most often, you go to your mechanic, and then they tell you that you should get a new one. But what is a timing belt and why do you need to replace them? Here are the reasons.

Like many parts on a vehicle, a timing belt does exactly what it's called. It ensures that the valves and pistons on the engine move in synchronous motion with the camshaft and crankshaft. If your timing belt is broken, you won't be going anywhere in your vehicle.

Moreover, if your timing belt breaks when the engine is running, you could ruin your motor. Since timing belts are made of rubber, after many tens of thousands of miles, the rubber wears thin and can break. To find out when you should replace your timing belt, check your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations.



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