The timing belt is one of the most underrated performers in your car’s internal combustion engine. Often out of sight and usually out of mind – timing belts are one of those engine components that evades attention right up to the moment it doesn’t work – the timing belt’s job is to make sure the crankshaft and camshaft are aligned or “in sync.”
There are times when life throws you a curveball and your car just doesn’t work how it should. The headache of having a broken car rivals many of the biggest headaches you can get from modern day life problems. Every time that painfully annoying “check engine” light turns on, you immediately worry something big is about to cost you a lot of money (those of us with older vehicles share this feeling). On the bright side, most of the time the repairs don’t cost a paycheck or two, but there are those times where you will hear these words from your mechanics mouth and your heart will drop.