Timing Belt Repair
What is a Timing Belt, and Why Does it Need to Be Replaced?
The timing belt, also called the chain or cambelt, is fitted to the engine’s crankshaft and camshaft to synchronize the movements of other components. When an engine is running, there are a lot of moving parts. You wouldn’t want these to hit each other, or the effects could be disastrous. This is especially true in the case of the cylinder’s intake and exhaust strokes. The timing belt prevents the pistons from striking the opening and closing valves and causing extensive engine failure. This collision is known as interference, and could be extremely bad for your engine!
Understanding that interference could be detrimental to the health of your vehicle means you appreciate how important the timing belt is! Your vehicle’s manufacturer knew this too, which is why they included a specific schedule as to when it should be replaced. Following these instructions is key, and will allow you to avoid any chances of interference and consequential and significant engine repairs. If you want to keep all the parts moving in perfect time, you want to make sure the timing belt is replaced before it fails.
When to Schedule Service
Not sure when to replace your vehicle’s timing belt? Try looking at your owner’s manual to see what the manufacturer says. If you still have questions, you can call your local automotive experts at Coopers Auto Repair Specialists in Puyallup, Washington! Our team is here to help! We have years of experience helping drivers of all kinds of vehicles and can offer our expertise in maintaining your vehicle as well. Contact us online through our convenient online scheduling system or call . You can also stop by our facility to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members during our operating hours. Find us at 5315 122nd Street East across from El Toro Restaurant. We look forward to seeing you soon!