Overview of the Role of a Timing Belt

A timing belt in your engine is designed to coordinate the workings of the crankshaft and camshaft. The crankshaft itself controls the engine’s pistons. Meanwhile, the camshaft opens and closes the valves in an engine.

Timing belts have been part of engines since the 1970s, replacing heavier timing chains. You need to make sure your timing belt is in good condition. This means you need it inspected regularly and replaced in a time manner. An owner's manual sets out when a timing belt should be replaced. Typically, the timeframe for replacement is between 60,000 and 100,000 miles. If your timing belt wears and breaks, permanent damage can be caused to your engine.

The friendly, experienced service team at Gillman Honda Houston can assist you with all of your vehicle maintenance needs. Located Houston, we can arrange a service appointment, including a timing belt replacement, any time convenient for you.


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