UNDERSTANDING THE WORK OF THE ENGINE TIMING BELT

February 26th, 2020 by

In the overall operation of your engine, the timing belt plays an important role. The engine timing belt is responsible for coordinating the camshaft and the crankshaft. The camshaft conducts the opening and closing of engine valves. Meanwhile, the crankshaft manages the working of the pistons.

The timing belt itself is durable. Although there is a difference from one vehicle to another, manufacturers tend to set the lifespan of a timing belt somewhere between 60,000 and 100,000 miles. Care must be taken to check your timing belt to ensure that it is in good condition. A worn timing belt can break. A timing belt that snaps will cause the car to immediately shut down. Moreover, a snapped timing belt can cause grievous, costly damage to an engine.

If you’re in need to a timing belt replacement of some other type of service, visit our service pros at Robert Basil Cadillac. We’re conveniently located in Orchard Park, NY.

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