The timing belt is one of those parts that when broken can cause real damage, even ending the life of the engine and causing one of the most expensive faults that we can have in our car.
Made of pneumatic material, hard and very resistant, the timing belt is responsible for coordinating and synchronizing the movement of the crankshaft and the camshaft so that the valves open and close without the pistons hitting them.
When the timing belt fails the car stops working immediately, because when it breaks, it may have damaged the pistons, valves and many other parts of the engine, leaving our vehicle unusable.
However, many times we forget the distribution belt because in theory it is a long-lasting element that sometimes simply breaks unexpectedly, although in many cases it begins to give us some warnings that indicate that it is time to make a change of strap.
- Mileage for belt change. Although there is no established duration, each manufacturer has stipulated a maximum number of approximate kilometers that varies between 60,000 and 150,000 for the change of belt, so the first thing we must do is consult the manual of our car to have an accurate idea and never exceed that limit.