Timing Belts in Canterbury

Cam belt jobs can be done by mechanic firms in Canterbury

If you need to have work done on your timing belt you will have to source a Canterbury mechanic.

RepairACar can be used to find a registered mechanic in Canterbury to carry out work on your timing belt.

Our mechanics in Canterbury can undertake a variety of timing belt tasks.

When you think that your timing belt may be damaged they can undertake a cam belt inspection.

If it is that there is a problem with your cam belt our timing belt mechanics in Canterbury can carry out repairs, or if this is not a possibility, they can run through a replacement of your cam belt.

Perhaps you need to have your cam belt tightened, or you may have a timing belt that is too tight.

Every so often you may need to have your cam belt realigned.

Perhaps you need to have your cam belt and crankshaft synchronised, or your timing belt and vehicle water pump replaced simultaneously, timing belt specialists in Canterbury can be utilised by calling upon RepairACar.

What cam belts are

A cab belt is a belt that offers a connection between the crank and camshaft of a vehicle's engine. It has teeth that vary in shape depending on the sort of belt your vehicle has.

Newer models of timing belt tend to have rounded teeth, whereas sharp teeth tend to imbue older belts. Typically, timing belts are made out of rubber and are then strengthened with materials like kevlar to ensure that they have a longer life.

Cam belts made recently tend to be made from resistant materials like HSN to prevent damage as a result of exposure to high temperatures. Cam belts that are modern are much narrower in order to lessen their weight, to generate less friction.

What is the function of a timing belt?

Cam belts are belts that are normally made of rubber that will control the timing of a car's engine valves.

Engine valves must open and close a specific number of times and a cam belt is responsible for this happening.

The teeth on a cam belt are specifically designed to perform effectively for the intended engine.

These teeth will turn the cam shaft of the vehicle's engine and makes sure that it remains synchronised with the crankshaft.

The cam shaft turns half as fast as the crankshaft and this is regulated by a cam belt.

Should something stop this from happening then the engine will be prevented from efficiently working which can lead to your engine suffering irreparable damage.

Events that can lead to engine damage can be things like engine valves not opening and closing correctly leading to them sticking to the pistons.

Different sorts of timing belt

Cam belts can be procured in a number of types and the sort that you will need to have will depend on the type of car it is that you own. A cam belt will be required in two types of engine. Interference engine cam belts need to be frequently checked and maintained as a result of the proximity between the pistons and valves in your engine.

Timing belts for non-interference vehicle engines need much less maintenance as the pistons and valves do not lie so close together. The teeth of your timing belt may be of a number of different shapes. Older cam belts will have triangular shaped teeth, when contrasted with the rounded teeth of recent cam belts.

Timing belts are most commonly made out of rubber, which is then which has been treated with materials like Kevlar to make it stronger, although more and more timing belts are made from modern materials such as HSN.

Problems you may have with your cam belt

Issues with the timing belt of your car are one of the main reasons for a vehicle suffering a breakdown.

Timing belts can be hit with a number of issues and significant damage can be avoided if you can identify them sooner or later.

The worst case scenario is your cam belt snapping completely, and there are a range of problems that can cause this.

Cam belts can become too tight resulting in them becoming noisy, and making creaking sounds.

If your timing belt looses its teeth it will pose serious problems as there is no way to turn the cam shaft.

Should the cam belt be misaligned the cam shaft will not be able to turn.

Oil damage can also befall cam belts changing the size of the belt, meaning that it will not work correctly.

Cam belts are also known to slacken resulting in them slipping out of their desired position.

Cam belt corrosion can also result in them snapping.

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