Timing Belt Replacement
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Frequently Asked Questions
Your timing belt is what coordinates your vehicle's engine functions.
They control the rotation of the engine camshaft and crankshaft and open and close the engine valves to let air and petrol in and out.
Because it has such a vital role in the mechanics of your vehicle, it’s crucial to have it checked and replaced regularly.
Nine times out of ten, there are no signs that your timing belt is starting to fail, and it often just breaks without warning.
This is why most mechanics and vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing your timing belt every 60,000-100,00 miles or so.
To book a timing belt replacement, get in touch with our expert mechanics today. We’re always more than happy to help!
Although most times there are absolutely no warning signs to tell you that your timing belt needs replacing, there are a couple of unmistakeable symptoms you can keep an eye out for, including:
• Ticking noises
If you’ve noticed a ticking noise coming from under the bonnet, there’s a good chance that it’s your timing belt. And it more than likely needs to be replaced.
Because the belt is attached to your engine's crankshaft with a series of pulleys, if it’s worn out, it won’t be able to turn your crankshaft as effectively - and this is what causes the ticking noise.
A ticking noise can also indicate low oil pressure, which can affect the timing belt, so you should have it checked out as soon as possible.
• Heavy exhaust fumes
If you notice more fumes than usual coming from your exhaust, this could be another sign that your timing belt is due for a replacement.
An engine running with a faulty timing belt can cause excessive smoke and fumes to come from your exhaust, so you should always have a professional investigate the issue.
• Abrupt breakdowns
This is the absolute worst-case scenario, and one that can leave you stranded with serious engine damage.
Of course, if your car randomly breaks down, you’ll need to have a full inspection of all engine components – including the timing belt – to determine the cause and replace any expired, no-good parts.
Yes, you can change a timing belt yourself – but we wouldn't recommend doing this.
The process is a long one, and involves deconstructing many different components of your car and putting them back together correctly – so we advise playing it safe and working with a professional mechanic.
If you do it yourself, you run the risk of having a poorly functioning vehicle at the end of it – which, of course, isn’t ideal.
Here at CJ Auto Service in Warrington, the top-class timing belt replacement service our mechanics provide is backed up by their extensive level of training and knowledge. So you can be confident your vehicle is in the best hands whenever you work with us.
For more information about our services or to book a timing belt replacement in Warrington, get in touch with our friendly team today!
You can reach us by calling 01925 589 066 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’re always available and happy to help!
Unfortunately, when the damage is done, it's done, and there's no saving your existing timing belt.
If a mechanic finds any obvious signs of wear during their inspection, it will need to be replaced immediately.
It cannot be restored to its previous integrity and will only continue to deteriorate over time.
So, if you suspect your timing belt’s time is almost up, be sure to make an appointment with our expert mechanics here at CJ Auto.
The process is relatively quick, and you could be back up and running on the same day!
To book an appointment with us, give us a call or send us a message using our online contact form, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!