Many cars have timing belts which are located at the front of the engine but cannot be seen as they are concealed by timing cover. Each of them have specific requirements regarding when they are to be replaced. This is found in the service book.
If a worn timing belt brakes, then the camshaft is prevented from turning which could lead to some of the valves staying open, protruding into the pistons. The crankshaft keeps rotating and can push the valves and bend them and sometimes this can damage the pistons as well. This adds up to a very expensive engine re-build which can be avoided through proper servicing.
Therefore it’s important to change the timing belt when it is due. This requires several hours work as it involves removing the timing cover and changing the belt and any other associated parts that are worn. Sometimes it’s better to use a timing belt kit which replaces the belt, tensioner, oil seals & bearings if the engine has done high kilometres.
Is your vehicle’s timing belt broken? Looking for timing belt replacement in Brunswick, Melbourne? Here at All Care Automotive, we have the right equipment and training to handle timing belt replacement on vehicles of all makes and models.
This timing belt is an internal engine component that rotates the camshaft and crankshaft in sync, ensuring that the cylinders fire at the right time. It also controls the water pump that is responsible for keeping the engine cool. With constant exposure to heat and vibration, it gets damaged, leading to the breakdown and destruction of the engine. To avoid all these hassles and to ensure your safety on the road, it is important to replace your timing belt regularly or as per instruction given in your vehicle’s owner manual.
Like many other automotive components, timing belts wear out over time. If it fails, your vehicle will undergo serious engine damages. Though it is highly recommended to replace the timing belt every 30,000 miles, it may be worth checking your owner’s manual. Despite the recommended replacement intervals, you should get your timing belts inspected if you notice the following symptoms.
Do you notice any symptom of a failing timing belt? Let our mechanics take a look at the component to see if there is any damage. We are specialists in repair and replacement of timing belts, and only use high quality parts to get the work done. For appointments and queries, feel free to call (03) 9384 0401.