A timing belt is also referred to as a cam belt and timing chain, it is an integral part of the internal combustion engine. The job of the mechanism is to synchronize every turn of the crankshaft with the camshaft so that the engine's valves can close and open at the right times for each cylinder for exhaust and intake strokes. When it comes to an interference engine, the timing belt or a chain for that matter is crucial to preventing the pistons from hitting the valves. The timing belt is often a toothed belt with teeth lined on the inside of the surface. The chain, on the other hand, is more of a roller chain.
Well, one of the ways that you will know that there is a problem is if your car will not start. In some cars, the engine will not even turn. This signifies that there is something wrong with the chain or belt. However, you cannot know for sure if the belt is at fault without having the car examined by a professional mechanic. Once it has been determined that there is a problem, the chain, belt and all associated parts may need to be changed.
One of the things you need to be very sure of is to buy the right chain in terms of length and type. The same goes for buying a timing belt. You can search via part number above or match the specifications of what you see on the site with that of your current chain or belt. Feel free to get in touch with us if you require assistance finding the right belt or parts.