What is a Timing Belt?

Many car owners have no idea how important a timing belt is to their vehicle. A timing belt synchronizes the crankshaft and camshaft that keeps an engine going. Without it, your car simply wouldn't run.

There is a difference between timing belts and timing chains. A belt is made of rubber and a chain is made of metal. New cars have timing belts while older cars, those from the 1970s and beyond, used timing chains. Manufacturers switched them out to reduce the vehicle's weight and for fuel efficiency.

Timing belts must be replaced as part of regular maintenance. If they fail, it could cause extensive damage to your engine and the repair cost could be costly. At Lithia Subaru of Oregon City, we know your car is important to you and will help you maintain it. Let our team inspect your vehicle and help you extend the life of your car.

 

 

Categories: Service
IMPORTANT RECALL INFORMATION: Some of our pre-owned vehicles may be subject to unrepaired safety recalls. Check for a vehicle's unrepaired recalls at safercar.gov.
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