The best time to replace timing belts in Clifton is before they slip or break, causing engine damage. When we service your car, checking the condition of the timing belt is imperative. The belt is rubber and fibre which degrades over time so at the first sign of wear it should be replaced. Many car manufacturers recommend anywhere from 60,000 to 90,000 miles before belt replacement but it doesn’t hurt to err on the side of caution. A loose belt or skipped tooth is reason enough to replace. You shouldn’t wait for an engine warning light or noise because sometimes belts snap with no warning. When that happens, you may need to replace damaged engine valves or pistons which is a major repair.
However, in some cars, the damage is so great the whole engine will need replacement. In Clifton, timing belts in cars are essential to the precision of the combustion engine. The timing belt synchronises the camshaft to the crankshaft so valves open and close relevant to piston position. When you bring your car to us to replace your timing belt, you can feel confident the valves and pistons are synchronised correctly. Our garage has been in business since 1981 and all of our service mechanics are experienced and up to date on automotive innovations. If you let somebody inexperienced change your timing belt and they fail to synchronise correctly, you could have valves and pistons crashing into each other and causing great damage to your engine.
We are the place to keep your car serviced and maintained including check or replacement of timing belts in Clifton. All our parts and labour are guaranteed. If you need your timing belt checked, contact Whitecroft Garage. You will get as good a service and skill as your dealer but as an independent garage, our charges are far less. Don’t take chances; if your car is approaching that high mileage point of 60,000, bring your car in so we can have a look at the condition of your timing belt. Bring your car in for regular service and maintenance and so you don’t get surprised with costly repairs caused by a broken timing belt.