Timing Belts in

What is a timing belt?

A cab belt is a belt that offers a connection between a vehicle's crankshaft and camshaft. It has teeth that vary in shape depending on the sort of belt your vehicle has. Round teeth will be found of newer models of cam belt, whereas sharp teeth tend to imbue older belts.

Typically, timing belts are made out of rubber and are then strengthened with materials like kevlar so that they can last longer between replacements. Modern timing belts are made out of highly resistant materials like HSN so that they are not damaged by high temperatures in engines. Modern cam belts are not as wide as there predecessors in order to decrease weight and friction subsequently.

Jobs that mechanics do on timing belts

If you wish to have jobs done on your vehicle's cam belt you will have to locate a mechanic in . Utilising RepairACar will enable you to find mechanic firms in to work on the timing belt of your vehicle. Our mechanics in can undertake a variety of timing belt tasks.

Should you have noticed your cam belt may be damaged they can be used to carry out a timing belt inspection. Should there be an issue with your timing belt repairs can be done by the timing belt experts we have or if this is not a possibility, they can run through a replacement of your cam belt. A cam belt tightening may need to be carried out, or you may have a timing belt that is too tight.

Every so often you may need to have your cam belt realigned. You may need to have them synchronise your cam belt and crankshaft, or your timing belt and vehicle water pump replaced simultaneously, no matter what the job you can utilise RepairACar to find a registered timing belt specialist.

Why do engines have timing belts?

Timing belts are found within your vehicle's engine that control an engine valve's timing.

Engine valves must open and close a specific number of times and a cam belt is responsible for this happening.

The teeth of a timing belt are attentively designed so that they can perform efficiently for their intended engine.

These teeth turn the cam shaft of the engine in sync with the crankshaft.

The cam shaft turns half as fast as the crankshaft and this is regulated by a cam belt.

If this is not allowed to happen then the engine does not operate properly which can lead to your engine suffering irreparable damage.

Reasons for such damage can be things such as engine valves not opening and closing correctly resulting in them being stuck by the engine's pistons.


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