Cam belt replacement service is a vital requirement on most vehicles at manufacturer recommended mileages. If the cam belt is not replaced at the set intervals it could break and then most often causes expensive damage to the engine. This can be a complex job that requires skill, specialist timing tools and technical information, all of which are available at Chequers Autos.

Cam or timing belts have a limited life span. Car makers use these belts instead of the more durable chain and sprocket because chains are nosier and cost more to manufacture. Your vehicle owner’s manual will recommend at what mileage the timing belt must be replaced. These intervals range from every 30,000 miles to every 100,000 miles.

Timing belts fail without warning and are almost as hard to check as they are to change. In most cases, your only protection is to change the belt kit at the recommended intervals, or before if the belt is known to be contaminated with oil or fuel. Timing belt replacement is not a cheap job but it is far less costly than the alternative.