CONTACT US

AUTONET TV


Timing is Everything (Timing Belt)

Posted June 9, 2024 6:19 AM

Talk about exquisite choreography; it happens under the hood of your vehicle every time you take a drive.  Your engine’s many complex parts must work exactly together.  One key is a part called a timing belt, which enables the synchronizing of two of your engine’s components, the camshaft, and the crankshaft.  

The timing belt coordinates the valves in your engine to open and close at the appropriate time to get exhaust out of the engine’s cylinders. Timing belts may also power the water pump and the oil pump.  The belt is made of rubber.  Some engines use a timing chain (made of metal). 

Your vehicle’s manufacturer recommends an interval after which you should have your timing belt or chain replaced, and that service should be part of your vehicle’s regular maintenance.  It’s always better to replace it before it breaks rather than after.  After all, if your timing belt breaks while you’re driving down the road, it throws off the whole sync of engine parts and can cause major damage to the type of engines most commonly used in vehicles today.

It's also important to remember that a timing belt is made of rubber, and rubber deteriorates with time, no matter how much use it gets. Have us look at your timing belt to see if it’s time to get it replaced.  

Here are some signs to look for that will let you know if your timing belt is failing. You might have trouble starting your vehicle, it may misfire or black smoke may come out the tailpipe. If you notice any of those symptoms, bring your vehicle in and have us take a look right away.  When it comes to your engine, timing is everything.

Brake World
1213 N State Rd 7
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-798-3949
brakeworld.autotipsblog.com



Search



Archive

November 2018 (16)
December 2018 (5)
January 2019 (5)
February 2019 (4)
March 2019 (5)
April 2019 (4)
May 2019 (4)
June 2019 (5)
July 2019 (4)
August 2019 (4)
September 2019 (5)
October 2019 (4)
November 2019 (4)
December 2019 (5)
January 2020 (5)
February 2020 (4)
March 2020 (5)
April 2020 (4)
May 2020 (5)
June 2020 (4)
July 2020 (4)
August 2020 (5)
September 2020 (4)
October 2020 (4)
November 2020 (5)
December 2020 (4)
January 2021 (6)
February 2021 (4)
March 2021 (4)
April 2021 (4)
May 2021 (5)
June 2021 (4)
July 2021 (4)
August 2021 (5)
September 2021 (4)
October 2021 (5)
November 2021 (4)
December 2021 (4)
January 2022 (6)
February 2022 (4)
March 2022 (4)
April 2022 (4)
May 2022 (5)
June 2022 (4)
July 2022 (5)
August 2022 (4)
September 2022 (4)
October 2022 (5)
November 2022 (4)
December 2022 (4)
January 2023 (5)
February 2023 (4)
March 2023 (4)
April 2023 (5)
May 2023 (4)
June 2023 (4)
July 2023 (5)
August 2023 (4)
September 2023 (4)
October 2023 (5)
November 2023 (4)
December 2023 (5)
January 2024 (5)
February 2024 (4)
March 2024 (5)
April 2024 (4)
May 2024 (4)
June 2024 (2)

Categories

Fuel Economy (9)Diesel Maintenance (1)Fuel System (29)Cooling System (9)Tires and Wheels (25)Air Conditioning (6)Engine Air Filter (2)Maintenance (33)Steering (7)Brakes (11)Keys to a long lasting vehicle (3)Fluids (8)Battery (11)Automotive News (7)Timing Belt (5)Diagnostics (4)Alignment (7)Headlamps (4)Transmission (6)Older Vehicles (3)Drive Train (4)Exhaust (8)Alternator (3)Service Standards (8)Safety (5)What Customers Should Know (36)Customer Detective Work (1)Check Engine Light (4)Shocks & Struts (4)Service Intervals (5)Parts (3)Winter Prep (2)Windshield Wipers (5)Inspection (4)Monitoring System (2)Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down (1)Cabin Air Filter (5)Suspension (2)Trip Inspection (2)Oil Change (3)Tires (2)Serpentine Belt (1)Dashboard (2)Wheel Bearings (1)Tire Rotation and Balancing (1)TPMS (1)Brake Service (2)Differential Service (1)Auto Safety (1)Safe Driving (1)

Partners

Auto Value CSC - Certified Service Center
ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
ACDelco
Bosch
Denso
KYB Shocks & Struts
Monroe Shocks & Struts
Motorcraft
Car Care Aware

What our clients are saying about us

We have established longterm and stable partnerships with various clients thanks to our excellence in solving their automotive needs!

Been a customer for 8 years. Total satisfaction quotes-image
, 06/10/2024
Thank you for your amazing customer service. We appreciate you taking the time to fix my son’s car, which was the splash guard under the bumper sticking up. It was quick and they did not charge us today. quotes-image
, 03/01/2024