Timing Belts

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Timing Belts

Timing belts are an essential component of a car’s engine system. Its job is to ensure that the camshaft and the crankshaft rotate in sync with each other. It is located at the front portion of the engine under a timing cover. It is crucial to the operation of the engine, and if it doesn’t work correctly, the engine will fail ultimately.

Timing belts are made with a high-quality blend of rubber and nylon-reinforced cords to ensure extended life. However, due to the immense forces that they withstand, timing belts have a limited lifespan, and eventually, you’ll need timing belts replacement for your car.

If such an issue arises, visit GT Autos to receive the most satisfactory service from experienced professionals. But before that, have a look here.    

Signs of Timing Belt Malfunction:

Depending on the type and brand of the car, timing belts typically need replacement every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. For the precise information on your specific car, refer to the owner’s manual. But sometimes, the belts malfunction before the recommended time of replacement. When it does, it may prove to be catastrophic for your entire engine.

Here’s a list of symptoms that will tell you if there’s anything wrong with your timing belts:

  • Excessive smoke from the tailpipe
  • Ticking noise from the front of the car
  • Engine failing to ignite
  • Leaking oil from the engine
  • Jolting of the car while changing gears

If your car is experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s most likely the outcome of a damaged timing belt. In such a scenario, you should visit our workshop at Dundee without any delay. If you continue to drive with a damaged timing belt, it risks the entire engine. If you don’t replace it immediately, your engine runs with the risk of shutting down completely.

How can we help?

GT Autos has some of the most experienced technicians when it comes to diagnosing and replacing timing belts in Dundee.

If you’re experiencing any symptom that points towards a timing belt failure or it’s time for your routine timing belts replacement, simply bring your car to our store. Trust us as we take care of the rest.