Timing Belt? Do I Need It?

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A timing belt is a belt that connects the crankshaft and camshaft in an internal combustion engine. Its main function is to synchronize the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft so that the engine’s valves open and close at the correct time.

The timing belt also keeps the pistons from striking the valves and it is a crucial component that helps your engine run smoothly. Without a properly functioning timing belt, the engine could suffer damage or even seize up completely. Timing belts are typically made of rubber and are subject to wear and tear over time, so they need to be replaced at regular intervals to ensure that the engine continues to run smoothly and avoid costly engine repairs.

The interval at which a timing belt needs to be replaced varies depending on the make and model of the vehicle, and it’s important to consult the vehicle’s owner manual or consult your trusted Trinity Auto Worx team for the recommended replacement interval. It’s also important to note that in some engines, the timing belt is replaced by a timing chain which has a longer lifespan but still needs to be inspected and replaced at some point.