Timing Belts and Timing Chains at Five Star Autocentre

Many people will tell you that the secret of successful comedy lies in the timing, but at Five Star Autocentre, we can promise you that timing is crucial when it comes to keeping your car in excellent condition. Not only do you need to think about timing when it comes to servicing your car or booking a MOT, you need to think about the timing belt. The most important elements of your car engine, whether it is a petrol or diesel engine, are impacted upon by the timing belt or chain. The function of the timing belt is to ensure that the crankshafts and camshafts are synchronised.

If this doesn’t occur, there is a strong chance that your car will suffer engine damage. Engine damage is often the most expensive car repair, due to the high cost of parts and the intensive labour required to resolve the issue. In many cases, you will find that there is a need to fully repair or even replace your engine, so it is best to ensure that this outcome does not happen. At Five Star Autocentre, we provide a comprehensive timing belt service, so you can rest assured that we will play a big role in keeping your engine, and your car, in excellent condition.

When it comes to replacing your timing belt, every car manufacturer provides a specific mileage or age limit where this action should be undertaken. The purpose of this replacement is to minimise the risk of breakdowns and the high cost of repair that is normally associated with this style of work. The limit of your car will be stated in the owner’s manual but if you cannot find your manual, get in touch and we will be happy to provide you with more information. We will do our best to provide you with the recommended schedule for replacing your timing belt, and we can even offer an estimated costing, with no obligation to buy, based on the registration number for your car.

Alongside replacing the timing belt, we recommend reviewing and replacing elements such as the alternator drive belt and water pumps.

We also provide timing chain services

At this moment in time, manufacturers are more likely to utilise a timing chain and one of the strongest reasons for doing so comes with the fact that the timing chain issues a warning when there is a problem. Our team is highly experienced in responding to these warnings and we will be happy to advise you of any repair or replacement work that needs to be carried out.

No matter the make or model of car you drive, you can rest assured that we utilise original or same standard parts, and we have a wide range of tools for the job. We only replace timing belts if we have the proper tools, as a failure to use the tight tools can damage your engine and impact on its performance. We have a wide range of tools though and you can rest assured that your car will be kept in good condition at all times when we carry out work on it.

Conatct Us today with your vehicle details for immediate help and advice.