What Is A Timing Belt?
The timing belt plays an important role for your car. It's role is to ensure that the crankshaft is in sync with the camshafts so that the engine valves are performing optimally and are timed properly. The belt that is located in the engine compartment behind the drive belts is the timing belt. Oftentimes if the timing belt is being replaced, the water pump, drive belt tensioner, and pulleys also need to be replaced. If they are not replaced there is a possibility that the valve or pistons can be damaged.
Common Signs And Symptoms That You Need To Replace Your Timing Belt
- Squeaking coming from the engine, around where the timing belt is located
- Car does not start
How Important Is This Service?
It's important to monitor the condition of your timing belt and whether it is damaged or not. If it is damaged, your car may not be able to start and will not function properly. Also if you wait too long, it could cause further damage to components that work cohesively with the timing belt.