Timing Belts in Bexley

What is the function of a timing belt?

Cam belts can be found within the engine of your car that control the timing of a vehicle's engine valves. Valves in engines need to open and close a pre-agreed number of times and a timing belt ensures that this is allowed to happen. The teeth on a cam belt are purposefully made with regards to the sort of engine that the belt is part of.

These teeth are used to turn the vehicle's cam shaft and make sure that it stays synchronised with the crankshaft. The camshaft will need to be turned half as fast as the vehicle's crank shaft, and this is enabled by the timing belt. If this is stopped for any reason, then the engine will not function correctly which will lead to serious engine damage.

Reasons for such damage can be things such as engine valves not opening and closing correctly causing them to be stuck by the engine's pistons.

Cam belt jobs can be done by mechanic firms in Bexley

For any sort of work regarding timing belts you will need to find a mechanic firm in Bexley.

Visiting RepairACar will help you to find Bexley mechanics to work on the timing belt of your vehicle.

Any number of cam belt jobs can be carried out by our approved Bexley mechanics.

Should you have noticed your cam belt may be damaged they can undertake a cam belt inspection.

When they have worked out what is wrong with your vehicle's timing belt our timing belt mechanics in Bexley can carry out repairs, or if this is not possible undertake a timing belt replacement.

Timing belts may need to be tightened from time to time, or it may even need to be loosened as it is too tight.

From time to time cam belts will also need to be realigned.

Be it the synchronisation of your crankshaft and timing belt, or it could be that you wish to have your cam belt and water pump replaced together, no matter what you requirements RepairACar can be called upon to find Bexley timing belt specialists.

What is a cam belt?

A timing belt is a belt that connects the camshaft and crankshaft of an engine.

It is covered with 'teeth' that are different shapes dependant on your belt's type.

Round teeth will be found of newer models of cam belt, whereas shaper teeth can be found on older belts.

Cam belts are constructed from rubber and are then strengthened by materials such as fibreglass so that they will last longer.

Modern cam belts will sometimes be made from durable materials such as HSN to prevent damage as a result of exposure to high temperatures.

Modern timing belts have less width to decrease weight and friction subsequently.

Difficulties with timing belts

Issues with the timing belt of your car are one of the main causes of car's breaking down. Timing belts can be hit with a number of issues and recognising them in time can be the difference between breaking down or not. The worst case scenario is your cam belt snapping completely, and this can be caused by a number of issues.

Timing belts can become over stretched which will lead to them becoming noisy, and making creaking sounds. If your timing belt looses some or all of it's teeth it will pose serious problems as there is no way to turn the cam shaft. The camshaft will not function if the timing belt is not aligned in the correct way.

Timing belts being exposed to oil can be damaging causing the dimensions of the belt to shift, stopping it from working. Timing belts can also become slack which can in turn lead to them slipping out of position. Cam belt corrosion can also result in them snapping.


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