Automotive Tips from AAMCO Transmission & Total Car Care: A Broken or Damaged Timing BeltPosted December 11, 2015 12:00 PM
The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Beaumont.
An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt slips – or a broken timing belt – can be disastrous on some engines. In “interference” engines, open valves can get in the way of the piston when the timing belt breaks or slips. When that happens one or more valves can be bent requiring expensive engine repairs.
It is important for Beaumont drivers to replace their timing belts as recommended in their owner’s manual to avoid unnecessary breakdowns. Ask the team of professionals at AAMCO Transmission & Total Car Care in Beaumont if it’s time for your timing belt to be replaced.
AAMCO Transmission & Total Car Care
3270 Eastex Fwy
Beaumont, Texas 77703