The Function of an Engine Timing Belt

The timing belt plays a starring role in the operation of a car engine. The timing belt connects the camshaft and the crankshaft and synchronizes the work these two other engine elements. The camshaft operates the valves while the crankshaft manages the pistons.

If a timing belt is allowed to wear down, it can snap or break. If that occurs, severe damage can occur to other components in an engine. The car will stop running on the spot and the potential repair costs of damage caused by a broken timing belt can be significant. The typical timing belt is slated to last between 60,000 and 100,000 miles.

If you’ve concerns about the state of your timing belt or believe the time has come for replacement, visit our service team at Bald Hill Kia. Located in Warwick, RI, our professional team provides a full spectrum of services.

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