Timing belts should be replaced and a certain mileage or time intervals. This could be anything from 50,000 miles up to 100,000 miles or 10 years.
If my timing belt snaps will it damage my engine?
If your engine is an Interference Engine, which nearly all modern engines are, then the answer is yes. The timing belt is connected to the camshaft and the crankshaft, when the belt snaps the turning momentum of the crankshaft that the pistons are attached to will hit the valves in the cylinder head
Is a timing belt the same as a cambelt?
Yes, they are both the same. A timing belt, timing chain or cam belt is a part of an internal combustion engine that synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft(s) so that the engine's valves open and close at the proper times during each cylinder's intake and exhaust strokes.
What It Consists Of?
Reasons For Servicing
Cambelts Cambelts are an essential part of your motor vehicle and not replacing this or cam chain at the manufacturer’s recommended guidelines can result in serious damage to your car engine..
Here To Help
Even if the cambelt has snapped then we can always help. Our specialist technicians will have the replacement done in no time, ensuring that everything is correctly adjusted and timed
Not all cars are the same so we would need to quote you specifically for the type of engine and vehicle you have.
Why Choose Us?
We have faith in our abilities and hope you do also. We have broken down our expertise into the following categories for you to understand.
BP Tyres, formally Alton Motors, have been providing a fantastic range of car and vehicle services in the Wellingborough area for a number of years. We have many years of experience in changing cambelts at a low cost to you. We are happy to source the parts for your vehicle and will never advise a change if we don’t feel it is required after our initial check. Our thorough investigation of your issue will quickly identify your requirements as a broken cambelt can be a side effect of another problem such as a malfunctioning water pump. In this situation we would give you all the help you need in replacing not just the cambelt but also the water pump.
If you are concerned about your timing belt or require more information on any other of our garage services call us on 01933 278400 to see how we can help.