What Exactly is a Timing Belt?

Your car is a complex collection of systems that work in harmony together. If any one of those fails, it can sometimes cause problems in other areas. Regular engine checks can help to keep these parts running at peak performance.

Deep in your car's engine, the timing belt works as an interface between the crankshaft and the camshaft. These two components are continually spinning, and without the timing belt coordinating their movement, your engine would simply cease to run. Most manufacturers suggest replacing the timing belt every 50,000 to 100,000 miles. Regular checkups to spot areas where it is fraying or weakening are vital to keep your engine running smoothly.

If you suspect your timing belt might need replacing or have any other questions about your engine, head over to our service center here at Bergstrom Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Oshkosh in Oshkosh, WI, where their expert mechanics can address every aspect of your car's performance.

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