How to avoid expensive repair
When a cambelt breaks the camshaft stops turning, this leaves some of the valves in the open position. Unfortunately, the crankshaft continues to rotate by inertia and this may cause the pistons to strike the valves that are left open. This can and often does cause broken or bent valves, damaged pistons, and possibly a destroyed cylinder head. Letting your timing belt get to a condition where it could fail is likely to be a very expensive repair. There is an easy to understand video below which will show clearly what happens when things go wrong, take a quick look now.
When should I replace my timing belt?
The service interval for your timing belt will be shown in your service book, On average about every 5 years or 80`000 miles, however, every manufacture is different so if you are unsure we have information for every vehicle please phone us and we can tell you for your specific vehicle.
Trust the professionals
With this information to hand it’s easy to see that trusting your car to the experts at Scarborough Car Tech can save you both time and money. To enquire about any of our services or to find out more feel free to call us: 01723 353311.