For the best timing belts in Wigan visit Whitecroft Garage. A timing belt is an intricate part of an internal combustion engine. It synchronises the rotation of the camshaft and the crankshaft allowing the timely opening and closure of the engine valves during each cylinder’s exhaust stroke and intake. In an interference engine, the belt also plays the role of preventing the piston from striking the valves. All these are technical terms that simply mean a timing belt is important. The late ’70s saw the timing belt replace chains as manufacturers sought to make efficient, cost-effective and light-weight vehicles. Currently, the majority of vehicles use timing belts. Similar to other parts of an engine, timing belts undergo wear and tear, and replacement is inevitable.
On average, experts recommend replacing timing belts after your vehicle has covered over 70,000 miles. If you are in Wigan, timing belts replaced at Whitecroft Garage are guaranteed to last. In case of any uncertainty on whether your timing belt is due for replacement, you can speak to our experienced and trained technicians. Since a timing belt will inevitably break, it’s always prudent to have a replacement if a vehicle is more than 6 years old. The replacement process can be labour intensive. Nonetheless, we are well-equipped and experienced to carry out professional replacements. During a timing belt replacement, the water pump is easily accessible in most vehicle models. For this reason, we recommend replacing the water pump as well, since its lifespan is up midway between timing belt replacements.
Replacement of timing belts in Wigan can occur earlier than scheduled in certain circumstances. If the vehicle is leaking any type of fluid that could damage the belt, fixing the leak and replacing the timing belt is the best solution. On the other hand, if the age of the vehicle cannot be determined, it’s safer to replace the timing belt. When a timing belt breaks, the engine stops. Once the engine is stuck the pistons are at risk of damage. Moreover, the broken belt can destroy internal components of the engine. Contact us today for timing belt replacements. Don’t wait to deal with the consequences of a broken timing belt.