The Consequences of a Damaged Timing Belt

One of the most important parts of your engine is the timing belt. It keeps the camshaft and crankshaft operating together. The synchronized motion of these two components is crucial for proper engine function. What happens when the timing belt becomes damaged?

If the belt is only slightly damaged, the issues you'll face aren't as serious. You may hear some squealing when your engine is on. The engine may even backfire when you start the car. While these issues are minor, you should get your belt replaced as soon as possible. Once the timing belt snaps, your engine is rendered useless. It will stop working completely, even if you're driving. For some engines, a broken belt may even result in bent and mangled metal that requires extensive repairs.

To avoid these problems, bring your vehicle in to Honda of Stevens Creek for service. We'll examine your timing belt and replace it so that can continue to run smoothly.

 

 

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