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AskPatty.com, Inc Auto Tips and Car Care: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

Published Dec 10th 2015, 5:20pm by

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car.

An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt slip – or a broken timing belt – can be disastrous on some engines. In “interference” engines, open valves can get in the way of the piston when the timing belt breaks or slips. When that happens one or more valves can be bent requiring expensive engine repairs.

It is important for Thousand Oaks auto owners to replace their timing belts as recommended in their owner’s manual to avoid unnecessary breakdowns. Ask the team of professionals at AskPatty.com, Inc in Thousand Oaks if it’s time for your timing belt to be replaced.

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Thousand Oaks, CA 91359





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