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What is a Timing Belt Replacement?

What is a Timing Belt Replacement?

When checking out your vehicle's factory recommended service schedule, you may have noticed that it strongly suggests a timing belt replacement or inspection at a certain mileage interval. Timing belts are a critical component of your vehicle, and do need to be replaced periodically. Your vehicle's engine is extremely complex with many different working parts, so not understanding what a timing belt exactly is or how often it needs to be replaced is common. Let us talk more about the timing belt and explain its function and importance within your vehicle.  What is a timing belt? The timing belt is an internal combustion engine belt whose job is to synchronize the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft. This helps to ensure that the engine's valves open and close at the correct time during each cylinder's intake and exhaust strokes. It is an essential part of the engine system and is necessary for proper overall function.  S ... read more

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