What is a belt drive
The belt drive of a combustion engine consists of various car parts
including the camshaft
, the valves and of course the timing belt or timing chain.
The timing belt
determines the exhaust of gasses and the admission of air and fuel into the combustion chamber. A drive belt is therefore essential for a combustion engine. Consequently all drive parts need to be checked regularly. In general the timing belt will need to be replaced twice in the life of a vehicle. When replacing your timing belt, at Mister-Auto.co.uk, we recommend you change your water pump
at the same time.
Vehicles with a timing chain instead of a timing belt
are in general considered more reliable as a timing chain is never replaced and cannot snap. All that is necessary is to check whether the chain is greased sufficiently.