It’s Important to Replace Damaged or Worn Out Timing Belts

Typical V6 Timing Belt

A break or wear in your car’s timing belt is often a common cause when it comes to cars breaking down. If you’re unfamiliar with what a timing belt is or what it does then it would be very helpful to learn some of its main functions so you’ll know what to look for if you think it’s time to be replaced.

Inside your engine, the camshaft is connected to the crankshaft through your timing belt and the camshaft controls the opening and closing of the valves in the engine. This occurs while the crankshaft controls the motion of the pistons and it is important for the timing belt to work smoothly so the engine can function properly.

Engines with bad timing belts can cause collisions between the pistons and valves which can lead to serious and expensive repairs.

So what can cause this?

Some common problems can eventually lead to cracks or breaks in your timing belt which is why it is very important to have your car checked regularly. Oil leaks or excessively high temperatures can cause a timing belt to break but this can be caught if you let the mechanics at 2J’s Automotive do it for you.

Some other problems that can cause timing belts to break or crack are:

  • Car ignition problems – If you’re having problems starting your car then there could be other problems with your engine such as your timing belt.
  • Excessive exhaust emission – Is your car producing more smoke than usual? If so then it could be your timing belt or something else under the hood.
  • Strange engine noises – Although this may seem kind of vague since the problem could be a number of things you still want to have your car looked at as it could be an issue with your timing belts.

If you’ve noticed one or more of these problems happening to your car then bring it in to 2J’s Automotive and let the experts give your car a free diagnostic test ($80 value) so we can assess the problem and give you the right repairs and services.

The risk simply isn’t worth it so give us a call at 817-232-9866 if you have any questions with your vehicle.

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