Overview of a Timing Belt

November 19th, 2018 by

A timing belt is an element of an internal combustion engine with teeth on the inner side. A timing belt is designed to synchronize the rotation of a crankshaft and a camshaft. The ultimate goal of the workings of a timing belt is to ensure that an engine’s valves open and close at the proper time. Specifically, a timing belt ensures that a cylinder operates properly during intake and exhaust strokes.

If a timing belt wears, it will not function properly. A worn timing belt can have a negative impact on the overall operation of an engine. Therefore, you need to ensure that a timing belt in your vehicle is in good condition.

If you have questions about your timing belt or think that it is in need of replacement, our team of professionals at Straub Automotive stands ready to assist you.

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