All About Your Timing Belt

Unless you drive a classic car, chances are your vehicle has a timing belt. This part is crucial for your engine to function properly. It connects the crankshaft and the camshaft. If those two parts aren't working perfectly in sync, your car can't run. In fact, if the timing belt malfunctions, your car will stop running suddenly.

In the 1970s, the timing belt replaced a heavier part known as the timing chain. Although it added weight to the engine and affected fuel efficiency, this part was also more durable. Timing belts help keep your engine lighter and more efficient, but have a schedule for maintenance. It's usually described in your owner's manual.

If you have questions about your vehicle's timing belt, stop by Vance Country Ford today. Our mechanics can diagnose and fix any issues with your car. They're highly trained and are great at explaining every change they make under the hood.

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