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Your guide to cambelt replacement
When it comes to servicing your vehicle, one of the most important components to ensure if in top condition is your car’s cambelt.
The cambelt’s main job is controlling the camshafts in the engine and keeps it running smoothly. Knowing the signs for when it needs to be replaced can save you hundreds of pounds and save your car’s engine from severe damage.
A snapped cambelt means your engine will cease to function causing damage to the valves, lifters, pushrods, pistons, and as most oil pumps run on this belt oil starvation can cause bearing damage – in other words total engine just for a belt. So not changing your cambelt will be a false economy.
When should I replace my cambelt?
The owner's manual maintenance schedule is the source of timing belt replacement intervals, typically every 60,000 to 70,000 miles.
Signs that your cambelt may need changing
Signs of a worn cambelt will include a high pitched sound especially apparent when the car starts up. Visual signs include spots of oil or coolant and the belts teeth will be worn and some perhaps missing altogether.
Is it expensive to change a cambelt?
No – at Concorde we can fit from as little as £79.95. It is always best to get it changed before something goes wrong as a snapped belt will be considerably more!
About Concorde Auto Centre
With branches in Cambridge, Coventry, Leicester, Milton-keynes, Northampton, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Swindon and Wisbech, Concorde Auto Centre offers a wide range of professional services with highly trained auto technicians always on hand to fit new parts or to offer advice to our loyal customers. Call us today to get the best prices on new car tyres fitted, winter car tyres fitted, wheel alignment, car exhaust systems, air conditioning recharges, replacement brake pads and discs, booking in your car for its MOT, car servicing, cambelts, shock absorbers, engine rebuilds, vehicle diagnostics, clutches, batteries, tow bars, turbo inspection and car gearboxes
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"I recently had some work done to my car at Concorde Tyres in Wisbech, the staff were all very helpful and friendly. They didn't try to 'fob me off' because I'm female, they were genuinely interested in my safety. I have recommended them to a friend and have since booked a new cambelt to be fitted with them as well. I will not hesitate to use them again for anything else I need. Very many thanks for a great service :) "
FAITH - 16 Jun 2017