Cambelt replacement Reading is a important part on your car that requires replacement and is a serviceable item that needs replacing at certain mileages that your car has covered this varys from car to car, you will find this information in your cars handbook and it will recommend when it will require replacing which is normally between 40,000 miles and 60,000 miles interval’s if in doubt please contact us and we will happily advise you when this requires replacing saving you lots of money in the process, it is common to replace the the timing belt tensioner as well as the timing belt.
A lot of modern cars these days have timing chains these will never need replacing as long as you service your car regularly as this is a very important factor when relating to timing chains as they rely on good clean oil being in your engine at all times keeping them well oiled they should last the life of your engine if maintained properly.
We recommend when replacing timing belts that the water pump is also replaced at the same time if this happens to be on the same pulley as the timing belt, as the water pump is also a vital part of the whole process and our prone to seizing as the bearings where especially if the water pump has covered the same amount of mileage as the Cambelt we are about to replace, seized water pumps do the same damage to a engine as if the Cambelt had not been changed at the correct mileage covered and is a very expensive mistake as some water pumps cost as little as £30.00.
In the internal combustion engine application the timing belt or chain connects the crankshaft to the camshaft(s), which in turn control the opening and closing of the engine’s valves. A four-stroke engine requires that the valves open and close once every other revolution of the crankshaft. The timing belt does this. It has teeth to turn the camshaft(s) synchronized with the crankshaft, and is specifically designed for a particular engine. In some engine designs the timing belt may also be used to drive other engine components such as the water pump and oil pump.