Timing Belts and Chains
Timing Belts and Chains are vital components of your vehicle's engine. Both perform the same function but differ in the material out of which they are made. The timing chain is made of metal whereas the belt is usually made of rubber. The former is covered by a metal casing while the latter is enclosed in a plastic cover. The timing belt or chain connects and maintains synchronization between the camshaft and crankshaft. It ensures that the intake and exhaust valves of the engine cylinders are opened and closed at the right time to avoid collision between them and the piston. The timing belt or chain turns the camshaft at half the speed of the crankshaft. In some automobiles, the timing belt also drives an oil or water pump.
The timing belt's tension is important for the proper functioning of the interference engine. Over time, the chain or belt may develop stripped teeth or the fiber cores may unravel. A faulty timing belt or chain will result in improper valve and piston timings. This will affect the overall efficiency of the engine, resulting in loss of engine power.
Symptoms of a worn out belt or chain include a rattling noise from the engine's front or a whirring or whining sound while the engine is idling. It will also increase the exhaust emissions and vibrations in the vehicle while the engine is running. The timing belt should be inspected periodically as suggested by the manufacturer. If you are looking to replace a bad timing belt or chain, you have come to the right place. At Buy Auto Parts we stock a wide variety of timing belts and chains for every car make and model.
We have genuine OEM replacements and premium aftermarket parts. All our car parts are thoroughly tested and come with a warranty. To view the parts that fit your vehicle, select the right year, make and model of your car on our online catalog. At Buy Auto Parts you will find high-quality timing belts and chains at unbeatable prices, and free shipping. If you have any questions about our car parts, call our toll-free support line 1-888-907-7225 or email us at [email protected].