Cambelts

The cambelt is one of the most important maintenance components in your car. The cambelt synchronises the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft so that the engine valves open and close at the right times. If a cambelt is not changed when it is due to be, it can snap and depending on the type of engine that you have, very expensive, serious damage can occur. A good rule of thumb is to have your cambelt changed after every 40,000 to 60,000 miles of driving or about every 5 years. If you’re not sure, get in touch with Reading Drive-In, where our team will be happy to answer your questions and give you a quote for any work which needs doing.

What is a cambelt?

The cambelt (timing belt) is one of the most important components of your car engine. Essentially, it is designed to keep the bottom half of the engine in sync with the top half.

What does the cambelt do?

The cambelt synchronises the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft so that the engine valves open and close at the right times.

How often should I change my cambelt?

Most manufacturers recommend a cambelt change every 40,000 to 60,000 miles or roughly every 5 years.

What happens if my cambelt snaps?

It depends on what kind of engine you have; in an interference type engine serious, expensive damage can be caused by a snapped cambelt, in a non-interference engine, no damage occurs and a new belt can just be popped on. Give us a call at Reading Drive-In if you have any questions.

What happens if I don’t change my cambelt?

If you don’t change your cambelt when it’s due, you run the risk of causing a great deal of damage to your car’s engine. Particularly if it’s an interference engine,  a snapped cambelt can cause expensive and serious damage.

Reading Drive-In are proud to be IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) members, providing professional recognition in an industry that relies on integrity and safety.

To find out more about our Cambelts in Reading, get in touch online or call us directly on 0118 957 3649

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