Cambelt Change

Does your cambelt need to be replaced?

Have you got a noise from a tensioner pulley or has it broken, teeth stripped and snapped? Auto Experts Medway near Chatham, Rochester in Medway can renew cambelts on all makes of vehicles.

What is a Timing belt?

A timing belt, timing chain or cam belt is a part of an internal combustion engine that synchronises the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft so that the engine’s valves open and close at the proper times.
A timing belt is a belt that has teeth on the inside surface, while a timing chain is a roller chain. In an interference engine the timing belt or chain is critical in preventing the piston from striking the valves.

Why Replace?

Timing belts must be replaced at the manufacturer’s recommended distance or time periods. A snapped cambelt can result in complete breakdown and possible catastrophic engine failure. The owner’s manual is the source of timing belt replacement intervals; Each vehicle manufacturer will have its own individual recommended replacement guide, typically every 40,000 to 100,000 miles.

Common Failure Symptoms:

The usual failure modes of timing belts are either stripped teeth or a break down and unravelling of the fibre cores. Correct belt tension is critical – too loose and the belt will whip, too tight and it will make a whining noise and put excess strain on the tensioners, idlers and pulley wheels causing it to derail. In either case belt life will be drastically shortened.
It is recommended and common to replace the timing belt as a kit. A kit will include any tensioner, idlers and pulleys as well as the actual belt itself. On many occasions it is recommended to replace the water pump at the same time, especially if it is driven by the cambelt.
Call us at Auto Experts Medway and we can advice you and inform you of the correct change interval. Do this before your cambelt becomes broken causing you to have an expensive repair bill.

Why Choose Auto Experts Medway?

We at Auto Experts Medway in Medway have established a superb reputation for high quality vehicle repair services, refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.

If your car has a suspicious noise, book it into our workshops in Chatham and allow our technicians to give you some advice.
On many occasions when carrying out a diagnosis a partial strip down is necessary. Should you agree to have any necessary work completed at this time, this initial diagnosis becomes free due to the fact that your vehicle has been partially stripped down already.
So don’t allow your cambelt to get stripped and become broken, book your car in with Auto Experts Medway in Chatham we are close to both Gillingham and Rochester in Medway.


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