Your timing belt is the heart of your engine – they allow the cam and crankshafts to work together and if they fail it can cause extensive damage and mean a hefty repair bill.
Timing Belt Facts
A timing belt (cambelt) is a rubber belt, which like most components deteriorates through wear, its a major component and neglecting it could result in you needing a new engine.
A cambelt (timing) failure could result in fatal engine damage leaving you with a hefty bill, whereas the cost for replacing a new belt would be considerably less. – You can read more detail on our blog post on “Cambelt Replacement Intervals”.
You should have a cam belt changed at around 60,000/80,000 miles or 4/5 years, your service manual will tell you the correct mileage for your vehicle or give us a call or email.
If you don’t replace a worn belt there is a very serious threat that it might snap without any warning and cause severe damage to your engine.
A cam belt change is not just changing the belt but any additional tensioners and idlers which make up your kit i.e. relay rollers, studs and a tensioning damper..
If your cam belt runs around the water pump it is always good practice to replace the water pump at the same time at a minimal cost for labour plus the price of a water pump and replenishment of anti-freeze.
All the works will be carried out by one of our highly skilled technicians, using specialist tooling and technology, working to our “Right First Time! policy.
The details for mileage and interval replacement of your timing belt are located in your service book.
Alternatively, call us on 0114 242 4455 with your vehicles details and we will confirm the replacement interval and total cost for you.