The main job of the timing belt is to connect the crankshaft to the camshaft. The crankshaft controls the engine’s pistons while the camshaft opens and closes the valves. The timing belt helps to control the timing of these components ensuring optimal engine performance.
A broken timing belt can cause catastrophic engine damage, therefore it is vital to keep the timing belt in good operating condition. Check the belt during routine maintenance and always ensure that the belt is changed at the manufacturer’s recommended change intervals.