- A timing belt is located in the front of your engine and it’s job is to ensure your engine’s valves remain in sync/time with the rest of your engine
- The belt is normally fully enclosed by plastic covers to prevent stones or other foreign objects causing problems
- Timing belt failure can have catastrophic results so should be replaced as per manufacturers specification
How long will my belt last?
- Timing belts have various life expectancy depending on respective manufacturer
- Some belts require replacement every 40,000 k/m while others may last 150,000 k/m
- Ten year cycles are also advised in general
- Our experts can advise you of your vehicles specific requirements
What happens if my belt breaks?
- If you relate your belt to your bike chain – when your chain breaks your bike stops – when your belt breaks your engine stops
- Because your belt controls the internal engine components if the belt breaks the valves will most likely hit the pistons causing major engine damage
What does it cost?
- The costs incurred to replace a timing belt differ greatly from car to car. Our experts can give you a more accurate price simply by contacting us
- If your belt breaks you will most likely be looking at major engine repairs and it will be costly
- It is much cheaper to invest in regular maintenance rather than deal with the consequence of failure
Will I get any warning before failure?
- Normally the belt will give no warning of impending failure
- It is much easier to have your belt checked if you are unsure of when/if it was replaced
You will find Complete Auto Repairs mechanical services particularly convenient if you live or work around the following areas:
Dunedin South, Dunedin Central, Forbury, St Clair, St Kilda, Kew, Corstorphine, Caversham, Lookout Point, Calton Hill, The Glen, The Oval Area, Mornington, Kenmure, Roslyn, Andersons Bay, Musselburgh, Waverley, Concord, Green Island, Abbotsford, Fairfield, Kaikorai Valley, Otago Peninsula.