What is a Timing Belt?

The timing belt is a critical component needed to keep your vehicle running. The timing belt keeps the car engine functioning by enabling the car's crankshaft and camshaft to turn in synchronization. The timing belt also helps run the alternator and power steering pump.

The vehicle will immediately shut down if its timing belt fails, that’s why it is crucial to replace the timing belt when needed because a damaged belt could cause extensive and expensive engine damage. The car's owner’s manual will provide replacement instructions specific to your vehicle, but most cars need the timing belt replaced between 60,000 and 100,000 miles.

Replacing your timing belt as needed will increase gas mileage, improve acceleration, and prevent more costly repairs to your vehicle. To have your vehicle's timing belt inspected or replaced, please visit us at Mike Patton Ford Lincoln in La Grange.

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