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Automotive Tips from Meyer Bros. Muffler City & Brake: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

Posted May 21, 2017 01:58 AM

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Anchorage.

An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt slips – or a broken timing belt – can be disastrous on some engines. In “interference” engines, open valves can get in the way of the piston when the timing belt breaks or slips. When that happens one or more valves can be bent requiring expensive engine repairs.

It is important for Anchorage drivers to replace their timing belts as recommended in their owner’s manual to avoid unnecessary breakdowns. Ask the team of professionals at Meyer Bros. Muffler City & Brake in Anchorage if it’s time for your timing belt to be replaced.

Meyer Bros. Muffler City & Brake
105 W 5th Ave
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
(907) 279-0408

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