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Professional Auto Maintenance at Beach Benz: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

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.

An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt slip – 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 critical for Huntington Beach motorists to replace their timing belts as recommended in their owner’s manual to avoid unnecessary breakdowns. Ask the team of professionals at Beach Benz in Huntington Beach if it’s time for your timing belt to be replaced.

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Beach Benz
714 842-9816
7492 Slater Ave
Huntington Beach, California 92647

Category: Timing Belt