Monthly Archives: April 2020

What Does a Timing Belt Do?

There are many components that are essential to keep your car running smoothly. One of those components is the timing belt. Let’s take a closer look at what a timing belt is, what it does in your car, and what kind of maintenance it needs. What is a Timing Belt? The timing belt is a belt in your engine that ensures the parts of the engine run in time with each other. The belt is used to synchronize the opening and closing of valves in the engine so that everything runs smoothly and optimally. When Should it Be Replaced? Because the timing belt is so integral to the engine, it is essential to replace it before it wears down or breaks. Because of the location of the timing belt, it is a complicated process to replace it, but it is very important. Because of this, each car has a recommended interval that the timing belt should be replaced. Generally, this is recommended every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Having a belt that is in good shape and runnin ... read more