What's the Difference Between a Drive Belt and a Timing Belt?
A drive belt and timing belt are not the same. Did you know the timing belt connects the crankshaft to the camshaft? It allows your engine to work properly. Timing belts, on the other hand, control the pistons and valves in your vehicle. A drive belt controls several parts, such as the alternator, power steering pump, and air conditioning compressor.
When Should I Replace my Belts?
If you see any excessive wear or cracking, your belts need to be attended to as soon as possible.
If your timing belt has a shiny or glossy appearance, it may have gone stiff and won't provide the flexibility it needs.
If your car is hydroplaning, which also causes power loss to other engine accessories.
If you haven't inspected your timing belt for damage, now might be the right time. Most owner's manuals recommend changing it once every 60,000 to 90,000 miles.
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