What is a timing belt? What is the function of the timing belt? When should we replace the timing belt? What are the most important signs of replacing the timing belt? How can we get the best timing belt performance? How to recognize a healthy timing belt? What damage does timing belt failure do to the car? What are the most important points of timing belt maintenance?
The timing belt can actually be considered one of the most important consumable and replaceable parts of the car. In fact, the timing belt is part of the power transmission system. To put it simply, the timing belt connects the crankshaft and the valve shaft. For every two revolutions of the crankshaft, the valve shaft will rotate one revolution. The point is that without the transmission of power between the crankshaft and the valve shaft, the car does not start and does not move under any circumstances.
Another thing you should know about the timing belt is that basically the timing belt is responsible for timing the movement of the valve shaft, piston and valves inside the cylinder. In fact, the timing belt adjusts the movement of the valve shaft so that the piston and valves move inside the cylinder without hitting each other. Therefore, we can assume that this schedule will be messed up with the failure of the timing belt. Therefore, the first danger is the collision of valves and pistons with each other, and this means the failure of the car engine.
You probably know that engine failure is one of the most expensive parts of a car. This issue makes the timing belt known as an important part in the car. The point is that you can prevent serious damage and danger to the car by timely servicing this part and replacing it. You might be thinking to yourself how hard it can be to maintain a car. You should always be aware of everything in car maintenance. This issue is so difficult for some that they prefer to use a possibility such as renting a car with a driver in Iran.
The timing belt in most of today’s cars (especially domestic cars except Pikan and Pikan van) is rubber. In fact, in cars like Pikan, this belt is designed as a chain. Chain belts actually have a much longer life and usually fail less often, but basically it makes a lot of noise and somehow increases the car’s fuel consumption.
But in plastic timing belts, a certain lifespan is considered. In general, it is said that it is better to replace the timing belt every 60 to 70 thousand kilometers or between 3 to 5 years of use. But the time to change the timing belt depends mainly on your car and how you drive it. If you drive in hot and dry weather or if you have a habit of putting too much pressure on the engine, you should change the timing belt at shorter intervals and kilometers.
Timing belt failure has specific symptoms. If you get lucky and your timing belt breaks before you start, your car will remain practically undamaged, but the engine will not start under any circumstances. But if the timing belt is torn, the fuel does not reach the engine completely and this problem causes incomplete combustion. One of the most important signs of this combustion is black smoke coming out of the car exhaust. Also, if the engine loses its ability to transmit power, the timing belt can be considered as one of the main causes of this issue. In fact, you should know the language of the car when driving all kinds of cars, including renting a car without a driver in Iran. In fact, you should understand that the car works smoothly or has a certain weight. These feelings can indicate many problems in many cases. This is a very important point that you should pay attention to.
Try to replace the alternator belt when replacing the timing belt. In fact, the dynamo belt has a shorter lifespan (one third). Therefore, it is reasonable to change the alternator belt when replacing the timing belt. Because due to the high depreciation of the dynamo belt, there is a possibility that fragments will be separated from this belt and enter the dynamo belt system. This simple issue itself can be considered as a sufficient reason for the failure of the belt.
The timing belt is considered to be a very important device in the car. Hence its maintenance can be very important. This is even mentioned in car rental in Iran. One of the most important points that you should observe regarding the maintenance of the timing belt is that you should not apply manual pressure to it, or do not place tool boxes or other items on it. Many mechanics usually do not pay attention to this issue. This simple task can shorten the life of the timing belt. Also, the timing belt must be replaced at specific intervals. Try to visually check the timing belt once in a while. If you see any breaks, jumps, etc. on the belt, replace it quickly.
These are the most important tips for maintaining the timing belt. This issue, along with the maintenance of other car parts, is practically difficult, costly and time-consuming for many people. Therefore, they go to the concept of renting a car in Iran. In Iran, based on this need, Arad Seir company has tried to provide the best facilities for car rental to its customers. In addition to renting wedding cars, this company rents out other types of cars with different functions.