The timing belt or “cam belt” is a very much what it sounds like, its a belt or chain used to keep your engine in time or sync with itself, basically making sure the camshafts and crank shaft run in precision with one and other to ensure the operation of your engine.
Every vehicles replacement interval is different, but not to worry because we have the data for 99% of cars used in the United Kingdom. Intervals can vary from every 20,000 miles to every 100,000 miles and they also have a shelf life so if you haven’t covered the miles there will be an annual replacement interval as well, which we can check for you.
This is because they are mainly made from rubber and deteriorate with age, we will always recommend replacing any affiliated jockey wheels, tensioners and runners when replacing the belt.
Timing chains are slightly different as not all dealerships will supply replacement intervals but we feel that regular oil changes help to maintain good oil pressure for the tensioners and clean lubrication for the chain.
At unique Car Services we only have highly-trained staff working on your cars, fitting timing belts and chains is a specialist job and if installed incorrectly can cause unnecessary expensive repair bills. Most cars require specialist tools to lock shafts while their belts or chains are replaced.
We are constantly updating our information, software and tools to ensure the job is carried out to the highest standards.