Timing Belt / Cambelt

cambelt-or-timing-belt-timing-chain-e-carTiming Belt / Cambelt Chain replacement

The timing belt (or cambelt as it is popularly known) is a major component in the engine and needs to be replaced as per the manufacturer’s service intervals.

Their task: To drive camshafts, injection pumps, balancer shafts, and other ancillary components.

If the belt snaps, it can cause catastrophic damage to various components inside the engine, bent valves (most common), cylinder head or camshaft damage, and possibly piston and cylinder wall damage which can be very costly to repair. This will result in an engine overhaul or complete engine rebuild

Engine Overhauls and Rebuilds

We offer complete and minor/major engine overhauls and rebuilds, using quality components. At e-CAR workshop and repair centres we offer complete timing belt kits for all makes of cars.

We only use the best timing Belt Kits and Water Pumps from Continental Belts and Hoses.

timing belt kit tensionersWhen you buy a timing belt replacement kit for your vehicle, it’s good to know that the kit contains everything you need to replace key wear parts in addition to the timing belt itself. These parts include a replacement water pump, pulleys, timing belt tensioner, and gaskets.

If a timing belt snaps in a car, it can have several negative consequences:

In most vehicles, the timing belt is responsible for synchronizing the rotation of the engine’s camshaft and crankshaft. If the belt snaps, the valves and pistons can collide, causing significant damage to the engine components. This can lead to bent valves, damaged pistons, and even cylinder head or engine block damage, resulting in expensive repairs.

When the timing belt breaks, the engine will typically come to an immediate halt. This sudden engine failure can be dangerous if it occurs in the middle of traffic or on a highway, as it can potentially lead to accidents or other hazardous situations.

When a timing belt snaps, the vehicle will likely need to be towed to a repair shop. Depending on the extent of the damage, the repairs can be quite costly, especially if the engine components need to be replaced. In some cases, it might even be more cost-effective to replace the entire engine.

A broken timing belt often leaves the driver stranded, unable to restart the vehicle. This can be inconvenient, especially if it happens in a remote area or during unfavorable weather conditions.

While the car is being repaired, you will be without transportation, which can disrupt your daily activities and routines. It can be an inconvenience to arrange alternative transportation during this period.

To prevent these negative consequences, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule and replace the timing belt at the recommended intervals. Regular inspections and maintenance can help identify signs of wear or damage, allowing for timely replacement before a failure occurs.