What is a Timing Belt and What Does It Do?

The timing belt in your engine is a crucial component part. The timing belt is responsible for the operation and coordination of the crankshaft and camshaft.

The crankshaft itself manages the workings of the engine’s pistons. The camshaft activates the valves by opening and closing them.

A key factor to bear in mind when it comes to a timing belt is the need to make sure it is replaced within a recommended timeframe. A vehicle's owner manual sets forth the timeframe for timing belt replacement. For most vehicles, replacement needs to occur sometime between 60,000 and 100,000 miles.

You should have your timing belt inspected regularly to make sure it is in good condition. Our team at LaFontaine Volvo Cars of Farmington Hills in Farmington Hills, MI can inspect your timing belt and replace it when necessary. We can schedule a service appointment with you at any time convenient for you.

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