What Does the Timing Belt Do?

You are probably aware that your vehicle has a part called the timing belt, but you may not know its significance. What exactly does the timing belt do? And how do you keep it working?

The timing belt keeps the engine's camshaft and crankshaft working together in rhythm. The camshaft is what works the engine's valves while the crankshaft operates the pistons. Without the timing belt, these engine components will stop functioning properly and serious damage can be done.

It is normally recommended that you replace your timing belt at somewhere between 60,000 and 100,000 miles, but check your owner's manual for your manufacturer's specific recommendations. A worn out or broken timing belt can cause your engine a lot of trouble, so do not hesitate to get it looked at if you suspect a problem. If you're having trouble starting your engine or you hear a squeal when it is running, the timing belt is a possible culprit. Call our service department at Hyman Bros. Kia, and let us check out your timing belt today.
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