What is a Timing Belt and Why is it Important?

If a mechanic tells you that you need to replace your timing belt, then by all means you should believe him. This isn't a shady deal; having a healthy timing belt is absolutely crucial for the health of your car's engine. Here's what it does:

In short, the rubber timing belt is a part of many internal combustion engines and is responsible for synchronizing the engines and letting air in and out at the correct times. It keeps the pistons pumping at an appropriate speed as well.

By now, I'm sure you all see what I am getting at here. If your timing belt breaks, your engine will be severely damaged and will shut down. You do not want to be going down the highway when one of these bad boys breaks. Replacing a broken one will cost 2 grand. Replacing a functioning one is usually one $500 to $900.

Do you have some questions about the timing belt in your vehicles? If so, contact the service center here at Roling Ford today and we will be happy to answer any of your questions!

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