Timing Belt Replacement in Shefford, South Beds
The timing belt, also known as a cam belt, is a vital component of your engine. It’s a black toothed belt made of composites, and its function is to keep the timing of the camshaft and the crankshaft aligned.
The timing belt wears over time. If it snaps it will cause the cylinder valves to stop working, although the pistons with continue to operate. As a result, you may get damage to the camshaft and the valves.
There’s no hard and fast rule for replacing the timing belt. It will vary with the make, model, and level of usage. A CVS timing belt inspection will determine whether it needs replacing, using the manufacturer's guidelines. Most manufacturers recommend a replacement every 40,000 to 60,000 miles.
If your timing belt hasn’t been changed for a while, look out for these tell-tale signs that indicate there may be a problem:
• Car Won’t Start.If your timing belt has snapped the engine won’t run.
• Unusual Sounds. A squealing sound when you start the car could indicate that your timing belt needs adjustment.
• Signs of Wear. The timing belt should be flexible and soft. If it has hardened, or the underside looks shiny, you should get it checked out.