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Understanding A Timing Belt And Its Purpose

What is the purpose of the timing belt in your vehicle anyway? People often first wonder this when they are presented with the reality that it needs to be replaced. That is among some of the worst news for someone who goes to get their vehicle looked at by a mechanic. It is not terrible news because it is so difficult to repair. Rather, it is bad news because they don't want to have to shell out that extra money to make it happen.

The timing belt is a critical element of a vehicle as it turns out. The role that it plays is to line up the crankshaft and the camshaft to make sure valves turn when they are supposed to. The reason this matters so much is because the valves allow the inflow and outflow of air and gas into the engine to help it run the way that it should.

 

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