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What is a Timing Belt Replacement?

What is a Timing Belt Replacement?

While looking at your vehicle's recommended list of services, you may have noticed that it recommends a timing belt replacement at a certain mileage interval. You may have even been recommended to have your vehicle's timing belt replaced recently while visiting an auto repair shop. Your vehicle's engine is extremely complex with many different working parts, so not understand what a timing belt is or when it needs to be replaced is common. Let us break it down and explain what this part is and why it is important.  What is the timing belt? The timing belt is an internal combustion engine component that synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft to ensure that the engine's valves open and closes at the correct times during each cylinder's intake and exhaust strokes. It is an essential part of your vehicle's engine and is necessary for proper function.  When does it need to be replaced? The best way to understand when your vehicle ... read more

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