You’ve Heard of the Timing Belt, but Do You Really Know What it is?

July 29th, 2019 by

Engine Timing Belt

The timing belt is like the chain on a bicycle, except this belt is connecting the camshaft and crankshaft. Just like the chain on a bike, this belt needs to be cared for and replaced from time to time. National Auto Plaza has a service department to help you when you need it.

A timing belt can put you in danger but only if you do not care for it. A broken belt could stop your car in the middle of the highway. You’ve seen how fast the traffic moves on the highways, so you know the danger you are exposed to.

All you have to do is replace your belt when you’ve driven 60,000 to 100,000 miles or when our service specialist tells you it is time to replace the belt when you come in to our service department. Sometimes, the belt makes high-pitched sounds when it is ready to give out on you, so pay attention to the sounds coming from the engine.


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