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What is a timing belt?

A timing belt is a car component

The timing belt is a belt which in motors forms the transmission between the crankshaft and 1 or more camshafts. Not every car has a timing belt: There are also brands that use a chain or gears. The advantage of a belt is that it makes less noise, does not require lubrication and is lighter. A disadvantage is that the strap needs to be replaced regularly, because it is subject to wear and therefore it could break. Most timing belts have a life span of several years or somewhere between 60,000 and 120,000 kilometers. In extreme weather conditions or heavy performance, the belt should be replaced more often. A timing belt costs about 50 euros and the assembly costs about 2-3 hours (depending on car type).

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