A broken timing belt has the potential to cause serious and expensive damage to your engine. Viking Automotive of Chantilly, VA repairs and replaces timing belts as well as the damage caused when they break.
What does the timing belt do?
It may seem like a simple belt, but your timing belt is responsible for the running of your engine. If it breaks, it creates serious havoc.
Your timing belt:
- Controls the rotation of the camshaft
- Controls the rotation of the crankshaft
- Is integral to the opening and closing of valves and their synchronization with pistons
- Drives the water pump in many models
When your timing belt is not working properly it disrupts the synchronization of your valves and if your valves don’t open and close at the right time, your engine stops working, or worse, the valves collide with the pistons which bends the valves and damages the cylinder head causing very expensive repairs.
It is critical to your engine and your wallet to have your timing belt inspected by the professionals at Viking Automotive on a regular basis. Call today to schedule an appointment and keep your vehicle running smoothly.