When to replace your cam belt or timing chain?

It is important that you always change your cambelt at the recommended interval.

Cambelts for most vehicles need to be changed at 90 000 km. For some vehicles this can vary from every 60 000 km to every 180 000 km.

Autoworks recommend changing your cambelt at the manufacturer’s recommended guidelines on mileage and age.

The cambelt keeps all the valves and pistons in your car working together, it also keeps them apart in a very carefully timed manner. If the cambelt breaks, that timing would fail and all those valves could collide and cause a lot of very expensive damage.

Unlike timing belts, timing chains are designed to last the life of the vehicle. Of course, that doesn’t always happen. Timing chains can break for a number of reasons

Unless the timing chain is broken, stretched, or otherwise compromised, there’s no reason to change it.

If you hear rattling on start up contact us and let us check your timing chain.


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