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What Happens When Your Timing Belt Breaks?

What Happens When Your Timing Belt Breaks?

Have you ever had a driving experience where you are driving unsuspectingly on the highway and then suddenly your car comes to a dead stop? Well, you are not alone. Most people have had this experience at least once in their driving lifetime. And in most cases the timing belt is the issue behind the inconvenience. So, what exactly happens when your timing belt breaks? The Timing Belt Explained A timing belt is a continuous loop made of rubber designed as cutting ridges. It is purposely designed to get intertwined with the teeth of the camshaft, whose role is to control the valves, and the crankshaft connecting to the pistons hence keeping them in perfect sync with each other. A timing belt thus, serves the crucial role of regulating the time taken to open and close the valve during the up and down of the pistons. The Significance of the Timing Belt You see, the valves and the pistons are strategically located on a collision path. Timing is, therefore, a crucial activity failure to ... read more

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