Learn Why You Vehicle Has a Timing Belt

Every car owner should know what the timing belt does. This is the belt, or in some cases a chain, that is the backbone of your engine’s timing. The timing belt ensures that the camshaft and crankshaft rotate in sync. This movement helps the pistons and cylinders to produce power in the motor. If the belt cracks or falls out of place there could be extensive damage to the internal parts of the engine.

You need to include timing belt inspections as part of your regularly scheduled maintenance. Owner of vehicles with interference type motors should take extra caution. This is due to the lack of spacing between the internal components. Ideally, you should be changing your timing belt before your vehicle hits 100,000 miles. Over time the belt will become worn and is susceptible to breaking apart. You may also need to replace additional parts such as the pulleys that hold the belt.

If your belt hasn’t been replaced in a while it’s a good idea to get an inspection. South Lake Motors can assist you by checking the health of the timing belt and installing a new one when needed. Contact South Lake Motors in Rice Lake for service assistance.

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