Timing Belts in Hull

Difficulties with timing belts

Issues with the timing belt of your car are one of the main causes of car's breaking down. Cam belts can suffer a number of problems and spotting them early on can prevent serious trouble. The key concern will be the complete snapping of a timing belt, but there are other issues that can lead to this happening.

Cam belts can become over stretched leading to them creaking noisily. Should the teeth fall out of your timing belt the cam shaft cannot be turned. Should the cam belt be misaligned the cam shaft will not be able to turn.

Timing belts can also suffer oil damage causing the dimensions of the belt to shift, stopping it from working. Timing belts will sometimes come loose which can in turn lead to them slipping out of position. Cam belts can sometimes break after becoming corroded.

Definition of a cam belt

A timing belt connects the camshaft and crankshaft of an engine. It is covered with teeth that vary in shape depending on you vehicles belt type.

Modern timing belts have rounded or circular teeth, whereas triangular teeth tend to cover traditional belts. Cam belts are constructed from rubber and are then strengthened with materials like kevlar to make sure that they last longer.

Some timing belts are made out of resistant materials such as HSN to prevent damage as a result of exposure to high temperatures. Cam belts that are modern are much narrower in order to reduce their weight and friction, to boost efficiency.

What role does a timing belt play?

Cam belts are belts that are normally made of rubber that regulate the timing of engine valves in vehicles.

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 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.

If this is not allowed to happen then the engine does not operate properly which will result in your engine being damaged.

Causes of such engine damage can include valves in the vehicle's engine staying open at the wrong times leading to them sticking to the pistons.

Hull mechanic firms can carry out work on cam belts

For any sort of work regarding timing belts you will have to source a Hull mechanic. Utilising RepairACar will enable you to find mechanic firms in Hull to perform work on your vehicle's timing belt.

All manner of cam belt work can be undertaken by our mechanics in Hull. If you think that you have a damaged timing belt they can undertake a cam belt inspection.

When they have worked out what is wrong with your vehicle's timing belt our Hull timing belt specialists are able to repair it, or if this is not viable, they can undertake a timing belt replacement. It might be that you need to have your timing belt tightened, or the timing belt on your car might even be too tight.

Every so often you may need to have your cam belt realigned. Maybe your crankshaft and cam belt need to be synchronised, or you might have to have both your timing belt and water pump replaced at the same time, RepairACar can be used to help you find timing belt experts in Hull irrespective of your problem.


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