A cambelt is a vital part of your vehicles engine, which needs replacing after a certain period of time or after a certain amount of miles. This varies for every vehicle, we can however find out for you what the manufacturer guidelines are for you if you do not have a handbook available. If a cambelt snaps on a vehicle it can cause irreparable damage to your engine, meaning you need a new engine. Cambelts are sometimes referred to as timing belts. Here we never replace just the belt we always replace the whole ‘kit’ which includes the pulleys and bolts as these elements get worn to.
Camchain is also referred to as timing chains, which unlike the belt, this is only replaced once the chain becomes noisy. The lifespan of the chain is considerably longer than the belt because of this. Again it is something we replace as a whole kit to make sure it is all working efficiently.
Specialist tools are required to replace cambelts/camchains on various makes, models and engine sizes. We pride ourselves on our vast collection of specialist kits which enable us to carry out a massive selection of belts and chains.