Timing Belts in Denton

Issues with timing belts

Difficulties with the timing belt of a car are one of the main reasons for a vehicle suffering a breakdown. You can experience difficulty with timing belts for a number of reasons and recognising them in time can be the difference between breaking down or not. The obvious problem is your timing belt snapping all together, and this can happen for a number of reasons.

Timing belts can get over tight leading to them emitting loud squeaking noises. If your timing belt looses some or all of it's teeth the cam shaft cannot be turned. Another thing that stops camshafts turning are timing belts becoming misaligned.

Timing belts can also become damaged by oil being compressed into the belt causing the belt to change in size, meaning that it cannot effectively function. Timing belts can sometimes loosen resulting in them slipping out of their desired position. A corroded cam belt will also snap eventually.

Why do you need a timing belt?

Timing belts are found within your vehicle's engine that will control the timing of a car's engine valves. Engine valves must open and close a specific number of times and the cam belt ensures that this happens correctly. A timing belt's teeth are purposefully designed so that they can perform efficiently for their intended engine.

These teeth are used to turn the vehicle's cam shaft and ensure that it does not drop out of sync with the crankshaft. The camshaft turns at half the speed as the crankshaft of the engine, enabled by the timing belt. If this does not happen your engine will not operate correctly which can lead to your engine suffering irreparable damage.

Events that can lead to engine damage can be things like your engine's valves remaining open when they shouldn't be leading to them sticking to the pistons.

Jobs that Denton mechanics do on timing belts

If you need to have work done on your timing belt Denton mechanics will need to be located.

Visiting RepairACar will help you to find Denton mechanics to perform cam belt work for your BMW.

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

If you have noticed signs of a damaged timing belt you can have them check your timing belt.

When they have worked out what is wrong with your vehicle's timing belt our approved timing belt specialists can perform cam belt repairs, or if this is not possible undertake a timing belt replacement.

Timing belts may need to be tightened from time to time, or you may have a timing belt that is 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 need to have a cam belt and water pump replacement, no matter what the job you can utilise RepairACar to find a registered Denton timing belt specialist.

Different sorts of cam belt

Timing belts can be obtained in a range of types and the sort that you will require will depend on the sort of car that you have.

There are two different types of engine that need a timing belt.

Timing belts for interference vehicle engines require careful maintenance because of the proximity between the pistons and valves in your engine.

Non-interference engine cam belts do not need such a high level of maintenance as the pistons and valves are not so close together.

There are also timing belts with varying shaped teeth.

Triangular toothed timing belts tend to be older, whereas timing belts with rounded teeth are found in more modern vehicle.

Cam belts will usually be made from rubber which has been treated with materials like Kevlar to make it stronger, although modern cam belts are made out of materials like HSN.