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Automotive Tips from Gordie's Garage Inc: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around ROSEVILLE.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt slips – or a broken timing belt – can be disastrous on some engines. In “interference” engines, open valves can get in the way of the piston when the timing belt breaks or slips. When that happens one or more valves can be bent requiring expensive engine repairs.It is important for ROSEVILLE drivers to replace their timing belts as recommended in their owner’s manual to avoid unnecessary breakdowns. Ask the team of professionals at Gordie's Garage Inc in ROSEVILLE if it’s time for your timing belt to be replaced. Gordie's Garage Inc29046 CALAHAN RDROSEVILLE, MI 4806658

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Automotive Tips from Gordie's Garage Inc: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. ROSEVILLE drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expensive maintenance services, but the cost at Gordie's Garage Inc to correct an engine damaged by a broken timing belt is much, much more.The timing belt has a tensioner to help maintain proper belt tension. The tensioner should be replaced along with the timing belt and any idler pulleys at the vehicle manufacturer’s specified service interval. Your Gordie's Garage Inc service advisor can help you with the timing belt.Give us a call.Gordie's Garage Inc29046 CALAHAN RDROSEVILLE, MI 4806658

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Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Gordie's Garage Inc in ROSEVILLE

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinders. Valves at the tops of the cylinders open to let air and fuel in or exhaust out. These valves have to open and close at precisely the right time or the engine will run poorly if at all. The movement of the valves and pistons must be in harmony with each other. This choreography is the job of the timing belt or timing chain.Timing belts, or chains, rotate the shafts that control the opening and closing of the valves. Timing chains are metal and durable enough that they may never need to be replaced.Most vehicles, however, use a timing belt. Timing belts are tough and flexible, and considering the work they do, they last a long time for ROSEVILLE auto owners . But they do wear out. If the ... read more

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Automotive Tips from Gordie's Garage Inc: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around ROSEVILLE. The timing belt’s important job is to make sure that all of this happens as it should – at precisely the right time. If the timing is off, your engine won’t run efficiently or maybe not at all – so a good timing belt is important. If it should break, you could end up at Gordie's Garage Inc with expensive engine damage.Ask your friendly and professional Gordie's Garage Inc service advisor when your timing belt is scheduled for replacement.Give us a call.Gordie's Garage Inc29046 CALAHAN RDROSEVILLE, MI 4806658

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