Overview of How a Timing Belt Works

The timing belt on your vehicle is designed to coordinate the crankshaft and camshaft. The crankshaft manages the operation of the engine's pistons. The camshaft opens and closes the valves in an engine.

The timing belt became more commonplace in the 1970s, replacing the timing chain. The change occurred because a timing belt provides a significantly lighter alternative to a timing chain.

Your timing belt needs to be changed on a regular basis. As an engine belt wears, it becomes susceptible to breaking. If an engine belt snaps, significant damage can be done to a vehicle's engine. An owner's manual typically sets forth the timeframe to change a timing belt.

The friendly, experienced, knowledgeable team at Jenkins Nissan stands ready to provide you any maintenance and service your vehicle may need. Located in Lakeland, FL, we can schedule a service appointment at any time that is convenient for you.

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