Cambelt and timing chain replacements in Hook

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Cambelt and timing chain replacement & repairs in Hook

The cambelt and timing chain is a vital component in your vehicle’s engine.  It is important to be aware that the cambelt or timing chain can become worn over time so it is a good idea to get it checked once per year to make certain your vehicle’s engine is kept in good shape.  Failure to keep it in good condition could mean very expensive engine damage.  So it really is worth having it checked every year so that any necessary replacement can be carried out; this also means there will little risk of costly engine damage bills later. 


Cambelt and timing chain specialists in Alton

Cambelts and timing chains do not form part of a standard MOT.  Therefore any advice on whether or not you need a change in cambelt or timing chain would not be undertaken in this test.  It is, for this reason, that you should get your cambelt or timing chain checked by a reputable team of mechanics like ours.

Our team of professional specialists located near Hook can help with all cambelt and timing chain queries and concerns.  

We have extensive knowledge of cambelt and timing chain replacements across all vehicle makes and models including Audi, Mercedes, Honda, Vauxhall, BMW, Ford (including Transit), Citroen and Peugeot.

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More information on cambelt and timing chain

Mechanically-speaking, the cambelt and timing chain exists to keep one half of the engine synchronised with the other half of the engine.  This important part provides synchronisation with the crankshaft’s rotation to make certain that the valves of the engine open and shut at the correct intervals.  

Some vehicles have a timing chain and others have a cambelt.  Whichever is the case, the function remains the same but where they are actually located differs.  Timing chains are located within the engine housing itself but cambelts are found outside of the engine.


Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to change a cambelt or timing chain?

Costs for changing either a cambelt or a timing chain depends on the vehicle in question. Please feel free to contact us with full details of your vehicle make and model and we will be happy to provide a no-obligation quotation.

When should I replace my cambelt or timing chain?

A cambelt should last for around 4 to 6 years or 40,000 – 100,000 miles. Your car’s handbook will give details on suggested replacement intervals. But if you are not quite sure, do get in touch and we will offer advice.

How do I know if my cambelt or timing chain needs changing?

You may hear a rattling noise from the engine itself or you may also experience reduced power or slower-than-usual acceleration.

How long does it take to replace a cambelt and timing chain?

A replacement of a cambelt or a timing chain can take anything between 3 and 6 hours. You should plan for your car to be with us for a day but we may be quicker!

Can you repair a cambelt or timing chain?

It is best to replace a cambelt. In some situations a timing chain can be adjusted to extend its life but cost implications should be assessed in order to ascertain if it is a cost-effective option. If nearing the end of its life, it would be more sensible to replace it.

Is there a cambelt and timing chain replacement service near me?

We can help offer assistance with any cambelt or timing chain issues for anyone in Hook as well as the surrounding areas of Alton, Basingstoke and Newbury.

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