At our garage in Greenhithe, you’ll receive a unique service that is tailored to the needs of your vehicle. Our team of friendly mechanics can perform a range of bespoke services including cambelt replacements. Cambelts are an important piece of kit in your car and if yours breaks it can have chaotic effects on your vehicle. It can be damaging to your vehicle and leave you scared to check your bank balance. However, we offer cambelt replacements at competitive prices that are guaranteed to beat main dealership prices.
The cambelt (which is also referred to as the timing belt) is one of the most important parts of your vehicle’s engine. The cambelt is a rubber belt with teeth which synchronises the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft. Put simply, it regulates the way your engine works. It also controls when the valves open and close to the cylinders in time to the cylinders – this ensures that the combustion is right within your engine. Its main role is to control the time and sequence of opening and closing. Like everything else, it has a shelf life and it will wear down and break over time. It could crack, tear or snap and cause unnecessary engine damage that will be expensive. If it happens to an older vehicle, it would right the whole vehicle off and be cheaper to buy another car.
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There’s no suggested time period as to when you should get your cambelt changed and it varies from vehicle to vehicle. If you’re unsure you should refer to your vehicle manufacturer suggestion which is usually time or mileage based (whichever comes first). Changing your cambelt varies widely from manufacturer to manufacturer and also depends on the engine in your vehicle. It can range from 40,000 miles up to 100,000 miles and from four to six years. So as you can see there’s no one size fits all when it comes to changing your vehicle’s cambelt.
We recommend referring to your vehicle’s handbook to check the suggested replacement and using the manufacturer’s interval as a maximum length of time. If you leave your cambelt untreated for a prolonged period of time it could cause a lot of damage to your vehicle engine that could be avoided. It also helps to go to a reputable local garage to get a professional opinion. Most garages will be happy to have a look at your cambelt for you and let you know what condition it’s in. At Paramount Garage Bluewater Ltd, we will be happy to do this and will offer you a competitive price before we start any work on your vehicle. We’re located on Knockhall Chase in Greenhithe in Kent and are open six days a week – so, why not book your vehicle in for a cambelt replacement?