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Timing belts hold prime importance in the engine of your vehicle. A toothed belt that runs the engine camshaft(s), they functionally ‘time’ the up-and-down movement of the pistons with the opening of the valves. Timing belts emerged as a solution to auto manufacturer’s hunt to produce lighter and less expensive vehicles, for lighter vehicles directly implied an increased mileage. While Timing belts play an instrumental role in reducing your fuel expenses, their replacement is still one of the high-priced maintenance many have to deal with. But fret not, for we at Top Tread have in store the best of Timing belt services at affordable prices like, never before. With four garages in around Rotherham and Sheffield, we are a group of family-friendly professionals with the motto to help you as best as we can.
Why does a timing belt need to be replaced?
Timing belt wears out or stretches over time. These may result in it breaking, causing damage in the engine or may also lead to a dull rattling noise in your car. Timing Belt replacement intervals vary between 60,000 to 106,000 miles in most cars depending on the engine that they have. Although the boundaries of this range aren’t rigid, they may be used in scheduling a service check for your car to save it from any mishappenings.
When should you change your Timing Belt?
As said before it is suggested to follow the manufacturers’ recommendation of cycles to stay safe and be aware of when to change your Timing Belt. A loss of power, loss of fuel economy, misfiring and engine vibration maybe some clear symptoms of a faulty belt system.
Apart from these, the indicators to alarm you to change the belt can be classified as the following:
Rough Idling of the Engine
Falling off of the teeth on timing belts can result in them slipping away from the gears leading to rough idling of the engine.
Misfire of the Engine
An engine misfire can occur owing to a worn-out timing belt indicating the replacement of belt to save the engine from getting permanently damaged.
Smoke from the Engine
A worn-out timing belt can make the opening and closing of the holes (responsible for letting out the exhaust and letting in the air) unsynchronized, resulting in lots of smoke coming out of your exhaust system.
Oil Pressure Decline
If the timing of the belt is off, it can skip and break off pieces of the camshaft. Some of these pieces may fall into the vehicle’s oil pan, resulting in a decline in the oil pressure in the bottom of the engine.
Why choose us?
We at Top Tread continuously strive to deliver our best to our customers. With a team of highly skilled family-friendly professionals specialized in replacement and servicing of Timing Belt, we can assure excellence in our services at affordable prices.
Visit us in any of our centres or call us to know more about Timing Belt servicing and schedule the same for your car.