A cambelt (timing belt) is an essential part of every vehicle's engine. It is a grooved, rubber belt which controls the timing of your car's internal combustion engines. It ensures that the camshaft and crankshaft rotate in synchronisation.
Your cambelt must be changed at some point. We would advise the cambelt to be checked if you have driven for over 40,000 miles or had your vehicle for over 5 years. You can find a recommended cambelt schedule in your vehicle manufacturer guide.
After a significant time, the cambelt can tear, crack or snap. You will notice when the cambelt needs replacing by the following signs:
If you do not replace your cambelt, your vehicle can result in a mechanical failure and high repair costs.
A snapped cambelt can result in the vehicle timing being delayed. This can cause the crankshaft to collide with the cylinder head which can cause irreversible damage.
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