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Warning Signs of an Aging Timing Belt or Chain

Warning Signs of an Aging Timing Belt or Chain

The timing belt of your vehicle plays a pivotal role in the mechanics of your automobile. It ensures that the engine cam and crankshaft rotate in sync. This results in perfection when the car's cylinders fire. You will find the timing belt near the front of the engine. Timing Belt and Timing Chain Some automobiles have timing chains instead of timing belts. This however, does not mean they are very different. Both the timing belt and chain perform the same function and have just a few differences. The obvious reason being that the timing belt is made of rubber and the timing chain is made of a metallic chain. Timing belts became a fun-favorite when they were introduced in the 60s. This was mainly because they were less noisy and lighter compared to the timing chain. Thanks to advances in technology and mechanical skills, most modern cars are now going back to using timing chains mainly because they tend to last longer before they need to be replaced. How to tell that your Tim ... read more

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