Clearview Tire and Auto Service

1079 North Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Timing Belt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You probably have seen a vidio of how and engine works.  The pistons go up then down and the valve which are mounted above the pistons go down then up.  The crankshaft makes the pistions go up and down.  The camshaft makes the valves to down and up.  The Timing belt is a toothed rubber belt that connects the crankshaft to the camshaft and keeps everything coordinated so that the pistons and valves don't collide.

 

Not all engines have timing belt.  Some designs use timing chains or gears gears to accomplish the coordination function. Engines with timing belts are classified into two categories: inteference and non-interference. 

Eventually timing belts break.  When that happes in a non-interference engine, the engine simply stops working and you're stuck by the side of the road.  However, if the engine is of the interference type, the timing belt must be replaced on schedule because simply cannot be allowed to break, for, when it does, the pistions slam into the valves causing damage that can run into the thousands!

 

If your vehicle is overdue for a timing belt, or don;t even know if your vehicle has one, bring your vehicle to Clearview Tire & Auto Service for a correct diagnosis and professional guaranteed repairs which includes our Certified Auto Repair Nationwide Warranty.  We're in Hopkinsville, not far from Ft. Campbell and we've been here since 1952. Most repairs include one year FREE towing and roadside assistance, good 24/7 coast-to-coast.

 

Services | Nationwide warranty | 24 Hour Roadside Assistance | ABS Anti-lock Brakes | Air Conditioning Service | Air Intake Temperature Sensor | Alternator | Axle repair | Ball Joints | Barometric Pressure Sensor | Batteries, Alternators and Starters | Belts, Hoses, Pulleys and Tensioners | Brake Caliper | Brake Service & Systems | Camshaft Position Sensor | Check Engine / Service Engine Soon Light | Clutch | Clutch Master Cylinder | Clutch Slave Cylinder | Computerized Engine Analysis | Coolant Temperature Sensor | Cooling System Repair & Maintenance | Crankshaft Position Sensor | CV & Drive Axle | Differential Service & Repair | EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) Valve & System | EGR Valve Position Sensor | Engine Repair | Exhaust | Exhaust Pressure Sensor or Transducer | Fuel Filter | Fuel Injection Service | Fuel Pump | Head Gasket | Headlight Restoration | Heater and Heater Core | Knock Sensor | Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensor | Mass Air Flow Sensor / Meter | Master Cylinder (for brakes) | Oil Leaks | Oil Change Service | Oil Pan Gasket | Oxygen Sensor | Power Steering | Radiator | Roadside Assistance | Scheduled Maintenance | Shocks and Struts | Stabilizer Bar, Links and Body Bushings | Starter | Steering and Suspension | Throttle Position Sensor | Timing Belt | Tire Balance | Tire Replacement | Tire Rotation | Tire Truing | Towing & Roadside Assistance | Transmission | Tune-up | Used Car Pre-purchase Inspection | Valve Cover Gasket | Water Pump | Vehicle Service | Wheel Alignment | Wheel Balance | Wheel Bearing | Wheel Cylinder | Wheel Speed Sensor | Window Regulator and Window Glass | Windshield Repair

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Clearview Tire and Auto Service

Main Office
1079 North Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY, 42240

Hours

  • Monday 7:00AM-5:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:00AM-5:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:00AM-5:00PM
  • Thursday 7:00AM-5:00PM
  • Friday 7:00AM-5:00PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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