Timing Belt Replacement
A timing belt (AKA cam belt) controls the engine valve cycle sequence to ensure correct fuel combustion timing and compression.
Interference engine design allows pistons and valves to interfere or make contact if the timing sequence is not set correctly or if the timing belt snaps resulting in piston and valve damage requiring in a costly engine rebuild possibly requiring new pistons and valves.
When it comes to car servicing, timing belt/cambelt replacement is without doubt the most important serviceable component of a car’s engine. Not only does it carry out an incredibly important job controlling the camshafts in the engine and keeps it running smoothly, but if left unchanged and it breaks, it can seriously lighten your wallet.
It is important that you know the change interval of your timing belt/cambelt as going over the manufacturers’ recommendation can lead to a slipped or snapped belt. In many cases this requires a new engine or engine build costing hundreds if not thousands of pounds. Sometimes it may equate to you scrapping your car as the cost to repair the damage outweighs the value of the car. When comparing the cost of a timing belt/cambelt change in comparison to repairing the damage that a slip or a snap can cause, the question of whether to change your belt really does answer itself. We recommend that you follow your change interval, but don’t forget the belt itself is made of perishable material, so if you have any doubts about the condition of the belt itself get us to check it out.
A new timing belt/cambelt can provide you with hassle free motoring for another few years before another change is due and more importantly, peace of mind.
Fitting a new timing belt kit before the recommended service interval will save you unnecessary breakdowns and expensive repair bills.
Here is an interesting video on Timing belt maintenance for your car…
Call us with your registration number and we will be happy to tell you when the timing belt for your vehicle is due for replacement.