What does a timing belt do in a car? In an engine, the opening and closing of the valves must be precisely timed with the up and down movement of the pistons. The valves are operated by the camshaft(s). The job of a timing belt is to synchronize the rotation of the engine crankshaft with the camshaft(s). The timing belt is a toothed belt running on gears. It's made of a durable material, but over time it wears out. If the timing is off, your engine won’t run. And that’s the best case. The worst case is that a valve is opening at the wrong time and hits the piston. The result is bent valves and possibly even more damage to the cylinder head. Repairs can run several thousand dollars. On some engines, the water pump is driven by the timing belt as opposed to the serpentine belt. If that’s the case, it’s a good idea to replace the water pump when you’re replacing the timing belt, and vice versa since much of the same work has to be done for either. The same is true for the timing belt tensioner, it should be inspected and possibly replaced. Now, replacing a timing belt is one of the more expensive routine maintenance items on your service schedule. But not replacing your timing belt can lead to one of the most expensive repairs you are likely to ever have. Timing belts just wear out naturally so you want to replace a worn belt before it slips or breaks. Check your owner’s manual or consult with your service advisor at Albion Auto Sales & Service in Bolton / Caledon ON to see when the recommended interval is for the timing belt to be replaced. If you’ve never replaced your timing belt and have 95,000 or more KM on the odometer, talk with your local Bolton service advisor at Albion Auto Sales & Service right away to see if you’re due or have the condition of the belt checked.
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