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Timing Belts – Is it time to get yours changed?

July 15, 2016

Timing  Belts – Is it time to get yours changed?

The timing belt is a crucial part of your vehicles engine that controls the timing of its moving components, including the crankshaft, camshaft and valves. It is essential that it is not allowed to deteriorate.

Why get your timing belt checked?

  • To avoid expensive repair costs: If you timing belt breaks, your engines moving parts could collide, causing significant damage or possibly leading to a complete replacement engine
  • To avoid breakdowns: Even if the engine is not damaged, timing belt failure will lead to your vehicle breaking down
  • To avoid potentially dangerous accidents: If your timing belt fails while driving, it could cause a serious accident, especially at high speeds

The timing belt is made of a rubber-based compound, which means it can deteriorate over time due to general wear and tear.

It is essential that your timing belt is replaced in accordance with the manufacturers specifications.  Please refer to your warranty and maintenance handbook.

Baldoyle Auto Centre Recommends:

Timing belts can fail without warning, so we recommend that it is checked regularly, in case of contamination or signs of wear and tear, particularly if the vehicle has been used in arduous conditions such as low mileage stop start journeys.

Get your timing belt regularly checked or you may face the expense of replacing your engine.

The replacement of a timing belt is a complex and labour intensive service requiring the use of specialist tooling. Speak to one of our Customer Advisers for pricing or to make a booking call 01-8321045


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