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Timing belt/cambelt replacement

When it comes to car servicing, timing belt/cambelt replacement is, without doubt, the most important serviceable component of a car’s engine. The timing belt/cambelt has an incredibly important job controlling the camshafts in the engine and keeping it running smoothly.

Your timing belt/cambelt should be replaced every 40-100,000 miles. Manufacturers have specified the replacement intervals for timing belts. In an interference engine, the valves and piston share the same air space, they never touch unless your timing belt snaps or jumps, and this is a catastrophic failure that requires removing the cylinder head and replacing bent valves.



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The importance of changing your timing belt

Your car’s engine is a marvel of engineering, a symphony of moving parts working in perfect harmony to propel you down the road. At the heart of this intricate machinery lies the timing belt, a component that often goes unnoticed until it fails. In this article, we’ll explore why you should change your car’s timing belt and the consequences of neglecting this critical maintenance task.

What is a Timing Belt?

Before delving into the reasons for changing a timing belt, it’s important to understand what it does. The timing belt is a crucial part of your car’s engine that synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft. This synchronization is essential for precise opening and closing of engine valves, ensuring optimal combustion and power generation.

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