Auto Repair Services – Belts
A timing belt is a part of your vehicle’s internal combustion engine. The belt synchronizes the camshaft and the crankshaft rotation so that the engine valves open and close at the correct timings. Also, the belt prevents the piston from striking the valves in an interference engine. A timing belt is a rubber belt that usually features teeth on the inside surface, while a timing chain is a metal roller chain. Most vehicles we drive now have timing belts instead of timing chains and gears. Although different manufacturers have their recommended mileage, a vehicle’s timing belt should be checked regularly.
Fan Belts / Drive Belts
Engine accessories such as the alternator, water pump and air conditioning compressor rely on belts that take power from the engine to run them. Over time, these belts can become frayed and damaged.