A timing belt is a toothed rubber belt located in the engine of the car. It’s primary function there is to connect the crankshaft to the camshaft and ensure that all the valves in the engine open and close at the right time in synchronisation with the pistons. To put it in simple words, if your timing belt is worn out, then your car’s engine may not run.
All car manufacturers recommend replacement of timing belts at regular intervals during the car’s lifespan, such as for every 60,000 to 100,000 kilometres, unless you completely overhaul your car’s engine.
If your car’s engine shows any of the following signs, then it probably means that your the timing belt needs fixing or replacement:
- Ticking noise coming from the engine
- Jolting of the cars on shifting gears
- Misfire of the engine
- Excessive black smoke emanating from the exhaust
- Ignition trouble
If you are facing any of the above issues, then we recommend that you bring your car in today to fix the timing belt, before it completely damages your engine and opens up a bigger problem with higher repair costs. At Gardiners Garage, we have skilled mechanics who can diagnose and fix all your timing belt issues. In case of a replacement, our products come with adequate warranty as well.