Timing Belt in Kensington, PEI
Why should I get this done?
Every 100,000 kms we believe the timing belt should be replaced. For the engine, the timing belt or chain is everything. The engine relies on the timing belt to stay in sync. That belt makes sure everything in the engine is operating smoothly.
The timing belt keeps all the internal moving parts of the engine in sync. It’s a big rubber belt with teeth that interlock with the cogwheels of the crankshaft and camshafts. This ensures that the engine intake and exhaust valves open and close in time with the pistons. If the crankshaft and camshafts are not operating in unison, the vehicle will not run correctly.
Since timing belts are made of rubber they wear down over time and will eventually break. When it breaks, the engine will stop running or the components will be out of sync, damaging the engine. If you don’t replace the timing belt at the recommended time, you could end up with total engine failure, broken or bent valves, cylinder head or camshaft damage, and piston and cylinder wall damage. This is not the type of situation where it’s safe to think: ‘If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.’ Replacing the timing belt according to the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule helps to avoid thousands of dollars repairing or replacing your engine.
Quick List of Benefits
Prevents damage to the engine
Keeps the engine in sync
Keeps the engine operating smoothly
Ensures that the engine intake and exhaust valves open and close in time with the pistons
Prevents engine failure