Timing Belts in Hackington

Hackington mechanics can perform work on timing belts

If you need to have work done on your timing belt you will need to find a mechanic firm in Hackington. RepairACar can be used to find a registered mechanic in Hackington to carry out work on your timing belt.

Our Hackington mechanics can perform all manner of cam belt jobs. When you think that your timing belt may be damaged they can undertake a cam belt inspection.

If your cam belt is in fact damaged our approved timing belt specialists can perform cam belt repairs, or if this is not possible undertake a timing belt replacement. Perhaps you need to have your cam belt tightened, or you may have a timing belt that is too tight.

It could be that you need to have a realigning of your cam belt. Perhaps you need to have your cam belt and crankshaft synchronised, or you might have to have both your timing belt and water pump replaced at the same time, no matter what you requirements RepairACar can be called upon to find Hackington timing belt specialists.

Why do engines have timing belts?

Cam belts can be found within the engine of your car that control an engine valve's timing. The engine valves in a vehicle are required to open and close a pre-set number of times and the cam belt makes sure that this happens in order.

The teeth on a cam belt are specifically designed with regards to the sort of engine that the belt is part of. The teeth turn the cam shaft and makes sure that it remains synchronised with the crankshaft.

The camshaft turns at half the speed as the engine's crankshaft, and the cam belt ensures this happens. Should this be prevented from happening the engine will not run properly which will surely result in severe damage to your engine.

Causes of such damage to engines can be engine valves remaining open at the wrong time causing them to be stuck by the engine's pistons.

Problems you may have with your cam belt

Issues with timing belts are one of the main reasons for car's breaking down. There can be a number of different problems with timing belts and significant damage can be avoided if you can identify them sooner or later. The obvious problem is your timing belt snapping all together, but there are a number of things that can cause this to happen.

Timing belts can become over stretched which will lead to them emitting loud squeaking noises. If your timing belt looses some or all of it's teeth 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 become damaged by oil being compressed into the belt causing the dimensions of the belt to shift, stopping it from working. Cam belts are also known to slacken which can cause them to shift in position. Timing belts can also snap as a result of corrosion.

Definition of a cam belt

A timing belt connects the crankshaft of an engine and its camshaft. It is covered with teeth that vary in shape depending on the sort of belt that is in your vehicle. Modern timing belts have rounded or circular teeth, whereas older belts will often have sharper teeth.

Cam belts are constructed from rubber and are then strengthened by materials such as fibreglass so that they can last longer between replacements. 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 reduce their weight and friction, to boost efficiency.

Types of timing belt

There are a number of different types of timing belt 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 valves and pistons in the engine of your car.

Cam belts for non-interference engines do not need such a high level of maintenance as the valves and pistons in the engine do not sit so closely together.

There are also timing belts with varying shaped teeth.

Triangular toothed timing belts tend to be older, whereas modern timing belts will normally have rounded teeth.

Timing belts are most commonly made out of rubber, which is then which has been treated with materials like fibreglass to ensure that it is stronger, although modern cam belts are made out of materials like HSN.