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A vital part of an internal combustion engine that controls the timing of the engine’s valves is your timing belt, also known as the cambelt. Potential damage to your bank balance and your engine can be enormous if your timing belt breaks. A snapped rubber timing belt will effectively write off your engine. So dont overlook this job on your vehicle, get a quote today and spare the blushes.
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.
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 manufacturer is different so if you are unsure we have information for every vehicle.