Timing Chains & Belts

The majority of modern cars will have a timing chain or timing belt (also commonly referred to as a cam belt).

This chain or belt is a part of your cars engine and makes sure that the engine valves open and close at the correct times during each cylinders intake and exhaust strokes. They also prevent the pistons from striking the engine valves.

Timing belts must be replaced at regular intervals, and doing so is an important part of your cars maintenance. The average lifespan of a timing belt is between 50,000 – 80,000 miles, or 5-7 years, depending on the make and model of your car. Your owners manual or service book should display the required maintenance schedule.

If a belt isn’t replaced when required, it’s teeth can disintegrate, leaving a section of the belt smooth which can lead to it slipping. Also oil, dirt and debris can gradually wear away at a belt, weakening the materials and causing the belt to fail.

There can often be signs that your timing belt is at the end of it’s life span, including oil leaks and strange noises from the engine, but sometimes there can be no warnings at all, so it is important to keep on top of changing your timing belt when required.
Replacing a timing belt is a worthwhile investment, because if it fails (snaps), the result will be a ruined engine and a very large repair bill.

Timing chains are less common that timing belts, and can often last the lifetime of a car, but they can still fail, so it’s important to have yours inspected by a trained professional. This is one of the things a mechanic will check while servicing your car.

If you have any questions relating to your cars timing belt or chain, get in touch with Profix Autos on 0141 332 5858, or send us a message here . Our mechanics are experts in this area, and can advise if your timing belt or chain is due to be replaced, If it is, we can offer a competitive quote, guaranteeing to beat any genuine dealership quote by at least 25%, and all our replacements come with a warranty of up to two years.

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At Profix Autos we won’t bamboozle you with technical jargon, we always make sure all our customers are 100% satisfied, all with a quick turnaround time. Our pricing is clear and transparent so there won’t be any nasty surprises when you receive your bill.

CONTACT US

0141 332 5858
info@profixautos.co.uk

VISIT US

38 Payne Street
Port Dundas
Glasgow, G4 0LE
info@profixautos.co.uk

GUARANTEE

At Profix Autos we won’t bamboozle you with technical jargon, we always make sure all our customers are 100% satisfied, all with a quick turnaround time. Our pricing is clear and transparent so there won’t be any nasty surprises when you receive your bill.