Here at Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center, we can help you keep your vehicle running smoothly. Although it can be overwhelming learning about the components of your vehicle, it is one of the best ways to extend its life. A timing belt is an important part of the engine, but what is its purpose?

A timing belt keeps the camshaft and crankshaft turning in sync so that the cylinders fire at the correct time, and it controls the pistons and valves within the engine so that the valves open at the same time as the pistons.

It can be difficult to inspect a timing belt on your own because it is covered to prevent contamination. However, there are warning signs that can let you know it needs to be serviced. When a timing belt is worn, it may cause a clicking sound to come from the engine. Another sign of a worn timing belt is that the engine will misfire, and if this occurs, be sure to have it looked at immediately.



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