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Does My Timing Belt Need to Be Replaced?

Does My Timing Belt Need to Be Replaced?

If you've ever checked your car's owner's manual or had a major service performed on your vehicle, you may be familiar with your car's timing belt. The timing belt is an important component of the engine that makes sure that the timing of the opening and closing of the camshaft and crankshaft is synchronized for the proper air/fuel intake. This makes sure that the combustion process goes smoothly. However, the timing belt is made of rubber and hence is susceptible to drying out, fraying, and even snapping over time. The timing belt is one of those car parts that you never want to break unexpectedly. The reason is, a broken timing belt can equal a car that won't run or start. It can also damage engine parts. That is why staying on top of your vehicle's maintenance and replacing the timing belt before it breaks can save you both time and money. So, does your timing belt need to be replaced? And if so, how often? Yes, your timing belt may need to be replaced in i ... read more

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