This Could Be The Weakest Link In Your New Or Used Car Or Truck!

Your new or used car or truck has a weak link…. It’s TRUE! Believe me when I tell you….YOUR TIMING BELT IS THE WEAKEST LINK IN YOUR ENGINE!

What is a timing belt?

A timing belt, timing chain or cam belt is part of an internal combustion engine. It connects the crankshaft to the camshaft(s), which control the opening and closing of the engine’s valves. Some cars only have one camshaft; others have more than one. Timing belts are used with engines that have overhead camshafts in place of the old timing chains because they’re easier and cheaper to manufacture. – EHow

If your car has less than 100,000 miles well maybe you don’t need to worry but if you have more miles than that on your new or used car or tuck then the mere mention of the timing belt should fill you with spine tingling fear. Why? A worn timing belt will quickly deteriorate into a BROKEN timing belt which could then result in catastrophic engine damage. You never want to be stranded right? I’m sure you like walking but not 20 miles to work… I wouldn’t.

Timing belt service is not inexpensive and trying to save money going for the lowest bidder can be a prelude to disaster. I suggest using top quality parts, done by a mechanic that knows your type of vehicle. A local Dallas Chevy dealer can help to. They will know if there are common faults that prevent the service from lasting through another full service cycle.

BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY – Typically, thousands of dollars or more in damage can be donw when a timing belt fails. A lot of times the engine is destroyed.

So your car or truck is new, that doesn’t matter, just remember that the weakest link is the one that takes the rest of the car or truck with it. That’s just one of the many many reasons you must follow the manufacturers recommended mileage intervals for timing belt replacement, so an experienced mechanic and or Dallas Chevy dealer can inspect the timing components to ensure they ALL can keep on driving with confidence. The basic timing belt service on most four cylinder vehicles starts at around $300.00. Be sure to read your owner’s manual for your actual mileage to have your timing belt looked at.

Does anyone have any timing belt horror stories? Send them over to me…. I’ve heard some pretty interesting ones in my time.

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Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.