Defining the Timing Belt and Why You Need to Stay on Top of It

It's funny how often you hear about parts on a vehicle - like the timing belt - but might not know what it all means. We've been there, too. Blue Knob Auto Sales doesn't want you to be uninformed because owners should know their vehicles inside and out. Let's define the timing belt.

Timing belts are exactly what they sound like, they are belts. Their function is to make sure the vehicle's crankshaft and camshaft are working together. The engine's valves and pistons depend on this synchronicity to keep your vehicle running. A broken belt can make your vehicle stop while driving, and that puts you and everyone else in danger. A broken belt may even damage your engine, leading to repair costs you do not want to deal with.

All you have to do is change the belt as instructed in your manual, usually every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. You can talk to one of the specialists in our service department about this small but vital component and anything else you may be wondering about.



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