The timing belt is used to control the timing of the camshaft(s) and crankshaft. It can be considered to be the “lifebelt” of the engine.
If the timing belt breaks during vehicular motion, the engine stops running. This is a very dangerous situation. In most cases, the valves and pistons may collide with each other and damage the engine beyond repair. Thus required engine replacement which may cost a great deal.
*Broken timing belt.
- Guideline for periodic inspection (whichever is earlier). Every time the vehicle covers a distance of15,000km or every1 year