Cambelts

Timing belt/cambelt

The cambelt (or timing belt) is one of the most critical components of your engine. It is located in the engine to make sure the opening and closing of the valves happens at just the right time for a continuous operation. The timing belt has teeth that turn the camshaft in time with the crankshaft.

Why should i change my cambelt?

The cambelt is made from heavy duty rubber. Over the course of time, the heat generated by your engine, weather conditions and general wear and tear will cause your cambelt to gradually crack and stretch.

When cambelts fail, they tend to cause significant damage to your engine that often results in large bills for the repair or replacement of engine components. By replacing your cambelt at these regular intervals, you can remain confident that your vehicle is functioning to the best of its ability at all times.

When should I change my cambelt?

Each vehicle will have different specification as to when you should have the cambelt changed. This is based on the make / model / engine size / age and mileage of the vehicle. In some cases we advise changing the water-pump at the same time if it is operated by the cambelt (this could prevent additional expense in the future) Some vehicle have timing chains which generally do not need changing.

If you are unsure about your cambelt intervals, if it needs changing or you are wanting a free no-obligation estimate on the work needed, please give our service department a call on 01954 251012.