The Importance of Replacing your Cambelt | Banbury, Oxfordshire | Jaybee FIAT


What does a cambelt do?

A cambelt, or timing belt as it is also known, ensures the correct synchronisation of an engine's internal mechanical rotating parts.

Hidden behind a cover, the cambelt is guided around pulley wheels and tensioners and links the crankshaft to the camshaft(s).

Why should it be checked and replaced periodically?

The belt revolves at 1000's of revolutions per minute, withstanding extreme mechanical and thermal stresses, so replacing the belt and tensioners at the scheduled intervals is essential maintenance. Failure to follow the manufacturer's recommendations can have costly implications.

What happens if it breaks?

If your car's cambelt breaks or slips then the correct synchronisation of your engine's crankshaft and camshaft(s) is lost. Consequently, serious damage to your engine's internal components can take place as your engine's valves and pistons collide. Repairing the engine is expensive and in extreme cases fitting a new engine is the most cost effective solution.

The Technical Skills

We believe that there is no better place to have your cambelt replaced than at your local Fiat dealer. Our workshop is equipped with the latest equipment and we have direct access to the latest Fiat technical information. Our Fiat trained technicians will fit original Fiat parts, all of which are rigorously tested, fit perfectly and carry a Fiat manufacturer's Warranty.

When is it time to replace the cambelt?

To find out when to have your car's cambelt replaced please call us with your vehicle age and mileage and we will advise if a replacement is required. If your vehicle is fitted with a chain and does not require a replacement belt, we will advise you and offer you our free, comprehensive vehicle health check as a thank you for responding.

To book, or to get a fully inclusive quote, call us on 01295 227100, or use the 'Make an Enquiry' button above.