Timing belts are parts found in internal combustion engines. Their work is basically the synchronization of the rotation between the crankshafts and camshafts. When this rotation is synchronized, engine valves open and shut just at the right time during each individual cylinders exhaust and intake strokes. Timing belts prevent pistons from getting into contact with valves inside the cylinder. Gates timing belts are used in a wide range of interference car engines all over the world.
Being among the worlds leading timing belt manufacturers, Gates Corporation covers most of the aftermarket supply of these belts. Some of their key features include:
Gates timing belts are of OE-equivalent or higher.
The superior grade materials used in their manufacture ensure advanced heat and contamination resistance.
They have Aramid reinforced jackets for longer wear
They contain high grade rubber for heat resistance
They come with high strength premium tensile members
Extensive coverage in the country.
If synchronization is lost in interference engines, damage can occur. This damage is on the valves, pistons, piston heads and in extreme cases, the whole internal combustion engine. To avoid all this damage it is advisable to follow your car manufacturer’s mileage replacement directions which are usually on or around attaining 60,000 miles for cars.
Replacing timing belts is a costly affair, more so for the labor involved rather than the cost of the timing belt. Because of this, many motorists ignore the replacement recommendations until the car suddenly dies on them one day. The trouble with this kind of bravado is that some engine or parts damage that could occur due to a faulty or worn out timing belt will be more costly than if the belt was replaced in the first place. Gates timing belts, despite their hard wearing, and like all others, need to be replaced as recommended.