Timing Belt

Timing belts and timing chains, also known as cam belts are an essential part of your vehicle’s engine and failure to replace them upon the manufacturer’s recommended guidelines can result in serious damage to your vehicle’s engine, they are without doubt the most important serviceable component of your car’s engine. The timing belt has an incredibly important job controlling the camshafts and engine components and keeps it running smoothly, if left unchanged, in time it will perish and break, often resulting in an engine rebuild.

At DCM, we can help you avoid huge repair bills caused by timing belt failure by advising you on the intervals at which your timing belt should be replaced. The cost of a timing belt replacement is significantly lower to that of the repair work when a belt fails.

 

When is your timing belt due?

Not sure if your vehicle’s timing belt needs replacing? We can refer to the manufacturers recommendations, cross reference any previous service intivals and make recommendations on a change.   

 

Top Tip:

Become a smooth driver, change gear smoothly and avoid aggressive gear changes (especially back down the gearbox) to avoid additional unnecessary pressures on the engine and a potential snapped belt.