Timing Belts Line up to Their Name

Understanding how modern car engines work can feel like trying to understand a rocket. With computer-assisted braking, fuel injection, traction control, and other automated parts, how some parts of a car operate remain a mystery. However, there are still some mechanical parts on today’s engine, and in the case of the timing belt, a humble rubber strip keeps your valves in sync and your engine running smoothly.

The timing belt connects the crankshaft to the camshaft. Its main purpose is to drive the opening and closing of the engine valves as the belt rotates. Perfect timing is critical to ensure a smoothly running engine and to prevent damage to the valves themselves. If you notice that your timing belt is beginning to fray or slip, it is a good idea to replace it quickly.

Our expert Ford service team at Vista Ford of Oxnard is happy to help with all of your timing belt replacement needs. Give us a call today to set up a service appointment and keep your car running its best.

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