Servicing - Timing Belt Repairs

Servicing - Timing Belt Repairs

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Typically made from rubber, a Cambelt (also known as a timing belt) plays a direct role in the opening and closing of the engine's valves. Engine valves enable fuel to enter the engine, where it ignites and produces exhaust. Subsequently, it is important that a cambelt operates in a smooth and efficient manner to keep the engine operating correctly.

How Often Should A Cambelt Be Replaced?

This heavily depends on the type of Cambelt, as well as the make and model of your car. The majority of car manufacturers list their recommendations in the car's operating manual.  Should you be unable to find this information.

What Happens If A Cambelt Breaks Or Fails?

When a Cambelt snaps, it can cause major damage to both the valves and pistons of the engine. It can also damage other expensive components of the vehicle, which may lead to an entire engine replacement in extreme circumstances.