PS Autos – Timing Belt

What’s a timing belt?

A timing belt (often referred to as a cam belt) is an essential part of the workings of the engine. It keeps the top and bottom sections of your vehicle in working order and synchronisation. It’s important that the timing belt stays in good condition as it’s what keeps your vehicle running smoothly. As a timing belt is often made out of rubber, it can lose its tension over a period of time.

What happens if it snaps?

Due to its rubber material, often the belt will snap. This is because it’s constantly being exposed to the heat around the engine, and rotating at a fast pace. A timing belt is expected to last up to 5 years, or 60,000 miles. If your timing belt does snap, it needs to be re-fitted to remain in a perfect synchronisation with the other engine parts.

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How do I know if it needs replacing?

There are many signs that indicate a problem with your timing belt. Some of which are as follows:

  • You notice regular problems with your car – eg, it won’t start
  • Squeaking noises
  • Engine sounds like it’s running faster than it actually is

It’s possible that you may not get any warning signs at all. Either way, it’s important to have your timing belt inspected during your other maintenance services.

Professional services at PS Autos

At PS Autos, we will carry out a thorough timing belt replacement, ensuring that you are able to stay safe on the road at all times. With high-end and state of the art equipment available on-site, we’ll be able to replace it in no time and at a competitive price. Be sure to book your timing belt replacement online using our quick and easy online booking tool.

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