For cambelt and timing belt repairs and replacements on your VW, Audi, Skoda and SEAT cars and commercial vehicles contact inde-tech today.
Cambelts will suffer from wear and tear over time and mileage so it is essential that we follow manufacturers recommended replacement intervals. If a cambelt replacement is left passed recommended time or mileage period and it may fail and could cause serious damage to your vehicle's engine. If it does fail it will be when you are driving and likely at the most inconvenient or potentially dangerous time.
To protect your vehicle engine and more importantly the safety of you and your passengers, it is vital that the cambelt of your car is replaced when necessary. When booking your car in for a service we will advise if a periodic cambelt replacement is required. If you are unsure if this has been done previously let us know and we will check this for you.
What is a Cambelt?
A cambelt or timing belt works to open and close the engines valves allowing fuel to enter the engine. The Cambelt is designed to keep the pistons in the bottom of the engine synchronised with the valves in the top of the engine. It is essential that the cambelt is fitted correctly and is running smoothly so that your engine runs correctly.
All vehicle manufactures provided cambelt recommended replacement intervals for their vehicles. These will be found in the manufacturers operating manual or service book. Where a cambelt has been changed on a VAG vehicle by an authorised garage this will normally be recorded on a central database which we can access and check. Alternatively it may be recorded in the vehicle service manual.
If there is any doubt and the replacement interval has passed then we will recommend the cambelt is replaced. If you need advice on this or are worried if your cambelt is at risk of failure call us on 01908 648740 and we will be happy to help.
So what happens if a cambelt breaks or fails?
Should your cambelt fail which typically will be a break in the belt this will normally happen while driving or certainly while the engine is running. If this happens the valves and pistons will go out of sync and will be seriously damaged. Other engine parts could also be damaged and it will almost certainly result in the need for an engine re-build or in extreme cases engine replacement. Either way you will be without your vehicle for a significant time while repairs take place.
Our experienced technicians will be able to give you advice on cambelt replacement intervals on your VW, Audi, Skoda or SEAT vehicle and can help you avoid expensive repairs.