Cambelt replacement – When is it due?


Cambelt replacement – When is it due?

The cambelt on your vehicle is a rubber belt that controls the timing on the vehicle . It performs a function that ensures that you cam shaft and crank shaft rotates in sync.
Unfortunately your cambelt needs replacement , just like other vehicle components.

It’s best to ensure that your cambelt is replaced every 90 000km or 5 years.

Noisy cambelt-
Sometime the cambelt makes a noise while driving , this mostly happens when the vehicle is started or when the engine is still cold .
Starting issues –
If there is a issue with your cambelt , your vehicle may not start at all. This is because without the cambelt the camshaft will not rotate at all.
Visual check –
Another way to ensure that your cambelt is still fine is to have a look at it yourself , if it is worn , looking like it has a glaze or even if it looks glossy , be sure that you have it checked out by a professional .

The most logical prevention is to regularly have a maintenance check on your vehicle , if your regular service centre technician advises you to have the cambelt replaced , its best you take his advice, a replacement will save you a lot more money than a repair .

A cambelt breakage can cause a lot of damage to your engine , it usually results in a cylinder head recondition due to bent valves .
So rather safe than sorry – get your cambelt checked.