Driving down the road, the last thing you expect is to hear and see parts falling off and falling out from underneath your vehicle. It is a bit of a weird sight, seeing parts flying and rolling out behind you. If you can, stop and grab these parts, and then take them (and your car) to a car repair shop. Here is why you may need those parts that seemingly dropped off your car with little warning.
Timing belts or timing chains are a feature of all modern vehicle combustion engines. The purpose of the belt or chain in your engine is to control the rotation of the camshaft, which in turn controls the valves, which are responsible for allowing fuel to enter the combustion chamber and exhaust gases to exit. It's possible that this isn't a component that you have given much thought, but without it, your car would not be going anywhere.
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