P0017 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0017 code

Whether you’re driving down the road or just started up your car, there are few things more disturbing than a check engine light. But check engine lights can mean a variety of things, and some are more serious than others. But what do you do if you have a P0017 code, and how do you … Read more

6 Symptoms of a Bad Timing Chain (and Replacement Cost) 

bad timing chain

Almost every vehicle with an internal combustion engine uses either a timing chain or timing belt. These are critical components which over the life of a vehicle CAN fail. This article will cover timing chains in particular. See “Symptoms of a Bad Timing Belt” in case your vehicle uses that instead. What is a Timing … Read more

What Happens When a Timing Chain Breaks While Driving

broken timing chain

The timing chain is a critical component of the internal combustion engine. Its function is to keep the camshaft and crankshaft rotating together at the same speed. This enables the valves of the engine to open and close at precisely the right times. These are the valves responsible for allowing air and fuel to flow … Read more

Timing Belt vs Timing Chain (What’s the Difference?)

timing belt vs timing chain

Unless you drive a Tesla or other electric vehicle, your car or truck has either a timing belt or timing chain (not both). So what’s the difference between the two? Keep reading to better understand the timing belt vs timing chain comparison. Before making this comparison, it’s good to have a bit of background information … Read more