What is a Timing Belt?

Even though the timing belt is housed in its own compartment, it works as an integral part of the engine. In fact, it’s through the engine’s power that it’s able to connect to and operate the crankshaft and camshaft. The timing belt is a critical part of all of the engine’s parts working properly. It’s important to keep up with regular maintenance to keep it in good running order.

The timing belt connects to the crankshaft, and the crankshaft supplies power to the other parts. The clutch depends on the crankshaft. On the other hand, the camshaft receives the power from the engine via the timing belt and uses it to operate the valves.

The vehicle’s manufacturer has a regular maintenance schedule for parts, such as the timing belt. It’s recommended to follow their guidelines. If you hear popping when you drive, that could indicate that service is needed. We’re here at Ramsey Mazda in Urbandale to assist you with your questions.

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