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The cambelt or timing belt is a rubber belt that controls the timing of the internal combustion engine of your vehicle. It ensures the that the crankshaft and and the camshaft are synchronised. Over time it can become worn or damaged. Although it is a crucial part of the engine, it can be easily replaced by our expert team if needed.
Cambelts should be replaced in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. This is often a recommended number of miles or years, whichever is sooner. This information can be found in your vehicle handbook, or you can give us a call and we will help. If you’re not sure whether your cambelt needs to be changed we can check for you.
Often a cambelt will begin to make a loud noise while the engine is running, most often when the engine has just been started and is still cold. This might be a squealing or hissing noise. You may also experience issues starting the engine. A damaged cambelt could prevent your engine from starting at all.
If you don’t change a damaged cambelt it could snap at any time. This will cause the engine to fail which can be dangerous if you are on a busy road at the time. Depending on the type of engine, there could also be extensive damage.