Understanding the Importance of Your Timing Belt

Have you ever seen your timing belt? It's a flexible, circular piece of rubber that has teeth on it. When it wears out, the teeth might break off, or the entire belt might break apart. If this happens when your engine is running, you might incur engine damage. To better understand how you need to understand what your timing belt does.

Your timing belt is responsible for synchronizing the opening and closing of the pistons and valves that your camshaft and crankshaft perform. If these pistons and valves don't open and close at the right times at the right rates, the engine will not function properly. If the timing belt brakes when the engine is turned on, one of these pistons or valves could be broken.

If it's time for a new timing belt, come to our service center at Jenkins Honda of Leesburg. We're conveniently located at 8865 US Highway 441, and we'd love to take a look at your vehicle and talk to you about your options.

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