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Automotive Tips from LaSalle Auto Centre: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

Wednesday 16 December 2015

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 Sarnia .

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 Sarnia drivers to replace their timing belts as recommended in their owner’s manual to avoid unnecessary breakdowns. Ask the team of professionals at LaSalle Auto Centre in Sarnia if it’s time for your timing belt to be replaced.

LaSalle Auto Centre
214 Lasalle Road
Sarnia , Ontario N7T 7H5
519-337-7533