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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Simple answers from Kacal's Auto & Truck Service for houston timing belt replacement

Question: My friend had a broken timing belt and it was very expensive to repair his engine. What can I do to avoid a broken timing belt?Kacal's Auto & Truck Service Answer: Well, a broken timing belt can lead to one of the most expensive engine repairs Houston drivers will ever face. The good news is that replacing your timing belt on its recommended schedule can help avoid those problems. Here's a brief overview of what the timing belt does: Air is drawn into the cylinder of the engine through the intake valves. After the air and fuel mixture is burned, it's pushed out through the exhaust valves. The timing belt, which is driven by the engine, turns the camshafts which control when the intake and exhaust valves open and close. It is important that the opening and closing of the valves take place at exactly the right time for the engine to run properly. Beyond that, on some vehicle engines, the valv ... read more

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