Symptoms of a failing cambelt
Look out for the following signs when driving; make sure you reach us for a cambelt service Telford if you detect any of these symptoms.
Some noise emanating from your car’s engine is quite normal. However, if the noise has a deep rumbling and grinding tone as if 2 metal objects are being rubbed against each other, it might be due to a damaged cambelt.
Your car doesn’t start
Despite your best efforts, you will be unable to start the car. Cranking doesn’t help either. This is one of the tell-tale signs of a worn-out timing belt.
Some other indicators of a damaged cambelt are:
- The engine leaks oil over the timing belt cover
- Your car engine refuses to turn
- Frequent engine misfires
- The rev starts acting up, etc.
Unfortunately, there is no way to repair a cambelt. You will always have to replace the worn/damaged one and get a new one fitted.
Most manufacturers recommend replacing the cambelt every 40,000-100,000 miles or every 4 years (unless you have already detected any of the signs mentioned above). Please have a look at your vehicle’s handbook or call the manufacturer directly. It is very important to follow manufacturer’s instructions in this case. A lose, worn-out or damaged cam belt can break and cause serious engine damage. In many cases, the engine has to be replaced completely.
For more details and advice, please call us or visit our Teltyres Telford Limited garage. You will find us at Spring Hill, Wellington, Telford TF1 3NA.
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