The Dangers of a Damaged Timing Belt

If you hear a high-pitched squealing whenever you start your vehicle, you may be having issues with your timing belt. This component plays an important role in how your engine operates. It's important to maintain the timing belt and get it replaced regularly to avoid costly damage.

The timing belt synchronizes the camshaft and crankshaft. These two parts work to operate the engine's valves and to move its pistons. When your timing belt becomes damaged, it can snap off. This renders your engine ineffective. Your engine can suddenly stop, even if you're on the road. If you have an interference engine, the damage is much worse. These types of engines don't have a lot of space between the pistons and valves. When the timing belt snaps, the metal can bend and break under the stress.

We here at Honda of Ames want you to stay safe on the road. You can come to us for professional service. Our team in Ames is committed to all of your automotive needs.

 

 

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