Car Engine Guide: Timing Belts & Camshafts

The timing belt is an integral engine component that connects the crankshaft and camshaft so that the engine's cylinder fire at the appropriate time. The timing belt can be found under the timing cover at the front of the engine. Today's timing belts are much different than those in cars before he 1970s. The latest timing belts are made with high-quality rubber and materials that allow for increased gas mileage and longer times between replacements.

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