The timing belt or chain handles keeping the crankshaft and camshaft synchronised with each other to ensure that valve timing is correct at all times. Incorrect valve timing can have devastating effects on your engine, causing the engine to either run poorly or not at all.
If the crankshaft and camshaft are out of sync, then the valve timing will be off, causing the valves to open or close during the wrong engine stroke and can be disastrous for the engine. Some of the results of incorrect valve timing may include bending the valve, bending the piston rod or destroying the piston.
The best way to keep your timing belt or chain in good working order is to have your car serviced on a regular basis. A complete evaluation of your timing belt or chain from Malvern Automotive Repairs at each service will keep you informed to avoid any unwanted, costly timing belt repairs.