The Timing Belt: One of the Many Less-Understood Parts on Your Vehicle

Crankshafts, camshafts, timing belts, valves, and pistons all sound like important parts on a vehicle, but if you're not familiar with them, they sound a little intimidating. If that's the way that you feel, then let's talk about a very important part that you know a little more about: your engine.

In a vehicle, so many parts are dependent on the proper functioning of another part. In this case, your engine relies on the timing belt to ensure that the camshaft and crankshaft are opening the pistons and valves on the engine at the correct timing intervals. If the timing belt is worn or even breaks, then the engine can no longer work.

If you're interested in learning more about all of those familiar but not fully understood parts in a car, or if you just want someone to check your timing belt, come to our service center here at Sunnyvale Ford Lincoln in Sunnyvale, CA, and we'll be happy to help you out.

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