Maintain Your Timing Belt

Modern vehicles usually have a timing belt instead of a timing chain. If the belt breaks or stops turning, then you're left with a vehicle that doesn't run at all. Car manufacturers started replacing chains with belts because they are lighter in weight and don't get jammed as easily on parts that surround the device.

Even if you don't notice any signs that your timing belt is bad, it's a good idea to get it changed on a regular basis. While you're in town for the holiday season, consider visiting our dealership to have someone examine the belt for normal wear and tear or any areas that look as though they are excessively worn.

The belt connects the camshaft and the crankshaft so that they work in conjunction to make the engine run as it should. Sometimes, the belt can jump and result in timing that is too fast or too slow, which means that your vehicle won't run properly.



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