The Importance of an In-Shape Timing Belt

The engine timing belt plays an absolutely crucial role in the running of your car. The timing belt is responsible for synchronizing the actions of the camshaft and the crankshaft. In turn, the camshaft opens and closes valves in the engine while the crankshaft coordinates the pistons. Because of the important work of this component of the engine, you must make certain that the timing belt always in peak condition.

If a timing belt is allowed wear significantly, it becomes susceptible to breakage. If it breaks, your vehicle will stop running immediately, no matter where you happen to be at the time. In addition, a snapped timing belt can cause severe damage to other component parts in your engine.

If you’ve questions about your engine timing belt or believe it's time for replacement, visit us at Maus Nissan of North Tampa. We can schedule a service appointment at your convenience.

 

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