Your Car’s Timing Belt and When to Replace It

Timing belts are the part of a car’s engine that synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft so that the engine’s cylinders fire at exactly the right time. A damaged or broken timing belt can cause big problems like piston damage, ruined cylinder head hardware, and engine valve damage. Timing belts will usually fail for one of two reasons: wear and tear due to age, or a faulty water pump. The timing belt is a rubber toothed belt, that can get brittle and crack over time, which can lead to it snapping. Since the timing belt runs through the water pu