Timing Belt Basics

Most vehicles these days utilize a timing belt. It's an integral part of the engine that keeps the camshaft and crankshaft in sync. Without it, your engine won't be able to operate. Even worse, you may experience significant engine damage that can cost thousands of dollars to fix. Needless to say, making sure that this belt is in good working condition is essential.

The belt is characterized by its notched design. These notches turn the gears of the camshaft and crankshaft. The crankshaft controls the pistons of the engines while the camshaft operates the valves. These components must work together to achieve proper fuel combustion. Damage can occur over time. Typically, you'll hear a loud squealing under the hood. When this starts happening, take your vehicle to get professionally serviced as soon as possible.

You can visit us at Lithia Fiat of Concord to get service. We'll replace your timing belt and make sure that your engine is running smoothly.



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