What Does Your Vehicle’s Timing Belt Do?

Did your engine stall? Are you hearing a strange noise coming from the engine? The timing belt is an important part of your engine running correctly. It keeps your camshaft and crankshaft rotating in sync with each other. They must turn together rhythmically at the right time, and it can also be in control of other car parts, such as your water pump.

The timing belt is made of rubber, but it used to be a chain timing belt in older cars. Timing chains led to lower gas mileage, which is why rubber timing belts are now standard with newer cars. If you do not have a working timing belt, it's likely that your car engine will fail or that your valves may be damaged.

You can get a full diagnostic on your car engine and fix a timing belt before it goes back. If you want to have a mechanic look at it, you should check out the service center at Gordie Boucher Mazda of Janesville.

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