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  • Automotive Tips from The Muffler Doctor: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

    Tuesday 26 June 2018

    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 KANSAS CITY.

    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 KANSAS CITY drivers to replace their timing belts as recommended in their owner’s manual to avoid unnecessary breakdowns. Ask the team of professionals at The Muffler Doctor in KANSAS CITY if it’s time for your timing belt to be replaced.

    The Muffler Doctor
    7915 TROOST AVE
    KANSAS CITY, MO 64131
    816-444-7100
    http://www.mdautorepairkc.com

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