A timing belt is a crucial component in your car's engine, and it is responsible for timing the engine's valves. It is located inside the engine and sits atop the crankshaft. The timing belt is made of durable rubber and is toothed on one side. As the crankshaft turns, it rotates the timing belt. The timing belt then turns the camshaft, which opens and closes the valves in synchrony with the pistons moving up and down in the cylinders.

A timing belt typically needs to be replaced every 60,000 to 100,000 miles, and if it breaks, it can cause extensive damage to your engine. That's why it's important to keep an eye on your timing belt and replace it before it gets too old. If you're not sure when your timing belt was last replaced, or if you're due for a replacement, consult a qualified mechanic. They can inspect your timing belt and let you know if it needs to be replaced.

 

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