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Warning Signs of an Aging Timing Belt

Warning Signs of an Aging Timing Belt

As is evident from its name, a timing belt connects and times the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft. These two shafts are important components of the engine, and their timely rotation ensures well-timed firing of pistons and the opening/closing of the intake and exhaust valves in the engine. The timing belt is a long, notched rubber belt that runs along with the engine and is vital for efficient and smooth vehicle functions on the road. Since the timing belt is a dynamic component that interlocks and runs the crankshaft and camshafts, it tends to wear down due to long-term functioning and pressure. Regular maintenance and timely replacement of the timing belt are essential to avoid costly engine repairs. Without proper maintenance, the timing belt failure or slippage can occur unexpectedly, resulting in extreme damage to multiple engine components. The best resource to predict the correct time of timing belt replacement is a vehicle's owner's manual. It is generally reco ... read more

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