Your Car's Timing Belt Has A Huge Responsibility In Engine Performance

Timing belts are sometimes called serpentine belts. This is because they are very thick and strong neoprene or woven belts that "snake" around many engine parts. These belts are responsible for timing the action of shafts within the engine. Properly timed components ensure that valves open and close correctly.

Breaking a timing belt is no laughing matter. Spotting a belt that needs to be replaced is quite simple. Cracks and abrasions on the underside will be visible. Uneven track marks on the top side can also show. A savvy way to spot a timing belt problem is to feel the belt immediately after turning your vehicle off after a drive. If the belt is hot, it means that it is not in alignment. It could also be stretched. Typically, timing belts need to be changed every 70,000 miles.

It can be quite difficult to replace a timing belt. This belt is threaded through many working parts, and requires a specific degree of tension. It is best to have a timing belt replaced by a team that understands your car’s engine parameters. State College Used Motors has the equipment and experience to ensure that a new timing belt is installed correctly.



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