What is a timing belt?
Timing belts or Cam belts, as they are also known are made from a rubber-based compound reinforced with nylon. The timing belt connects all the engines moving components, crankshaft, camshaft and valves.
What happens if it breaks or fails?
If the timing belt breaks or fails to maintain the correct synchronisation of the engines moving components, major damage to the valves, pistons, cylinder head and cylinder walls can result. This can be very expensive and in extreme cases can lead to you needing a new engine.