What is a Timing Belt?

Housed in its own compartment, the timing belt is easy to overlook when it comes time for maintenance. It is, however, a critical part of the engine’s function. It’s able to connect and operate both the camshaft and crankshaft through the engine’s power supply. The timing belt is a critical aspect of the engine’s parts and helping them work properly.

The timing belt connects to the crankshaft, and it’s the crankshaft that supplies the power to parts, such as the clutch. The camshaft, however, receives the power from the engine with the assistance of the timing belt. That enables the camshaft to operate the engine’s valves.

Each vehicle’s manufacturer has a guide for scheduled maintenance for parts, such as the timing belt. It’s recommended to adhere to their specifications. If you’ve noticed a popping sound, it’s time to have your vehicle serviced. Stop by the auto parts store at Honda of Tysons Corner when you’re in Vienna, VA. We’re happy to assist your with your questions.

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