Understanding Your Timing Belt

While your engine may seem complicated when you take a peek under the hood, it pays to have a general understanding of how it functions. Not only will you grow to appreciate your car even more, but you'll also be able to spot problems that could lead to expensive repairs before they become an issue.

In order for your engine to function, two spinning devices called the crankshaft and camshaft drive pistons and move components. A timing belt connects these two spinning parts and keeps their movements synchronized. When a timing belt breaks, it can cause enormous damage to your engine.

Signs that your timing belt has reached the end of its lifespan include a high-pitched whining coming from your engine and frayed or worn spots on the belt itself. Consult your owner's manual for a maintenance schedule to replace your timing belt and visit us at Honda Cars of Rock Hill in Rock Hill, SC, where we'll replace it and have you back on the road in no time.

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