A timing belt synchronizes the rotating of the crankshaft and the camshafts within the engine of the car. This helps to make sure that the valves in the engine open and close on the intake and the exhaust strokes. This is what allows the engine to have the proper amount of air, the proper exhaust and more. When the timing belt goes bad you are going to have a huge range of problems that are going to make it hard, if not impossible, to drive your car.
There are some signs you can watch for to determine if your timing belt might be going out. The first is that your engine is going to make some strange noises, you might hear that your engine is misfiring, that it is making sputtering noises or clicking noises, and that your car’s check engine light is coming on and off as you drive. Your car might also idle rough or might lose power as you are driving or when you do stop. If you are having any of these issues, it is always going to be better to schedule this service as soon as possible.
If your engine timing belt goes out while you are driving your car might keep going for a little bit because the heavier cams might keep going while the valves are either going to be caught open or shut depending on where in the rotation the system was when the belt went out. If your timing belt goes out your car is not going to drive and it is going to require immediate care and attention to get your car back running and back working the way that you want it to.
Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has a waiting area complete with vending machines, flat-screen televisions, free wifi and more. They also have Saturday hours, extended service hours, complimentary inspection and certified technicians that are going to be able to get the timing belt back on your car faster and easier. They also have rental cars available as well as a courtesy shuttle so you can get to where you need to go even if your car is not working or is being worked on.