Here at ACC UK Ltd, we like to bring you handy hints and tips on how to maintain your Volvo or Toyota and how to save money on your annual car running costs. We also like to keep you informed of changes to laws relating to driving and car ownership.
The blog this week is about ensuring that you adhere to the manufacturer recommended timing belt/cam belt change. Read on to find out more:
Your timing belt/cam belt helps to run many of the fundamental parts of your car, including the vehicle’s engine, alternator, air conditioning system and the power steering pump. So in a nutshell it helps to ensure that all the moving parts within the engine fire at the right time for optimum performance.
The timing belt/cam belt is made of rubber with ‘rubber teeth’ and over time the rubber will degrade – you must check your Volvo or Toyota owners’ manual and stick to the recommended change schedule. Missing this change could result in very expensive consequences. Avoiding a timing belt/cam belt replacement could cause engine failure, broken or bent valves, cylinder or camshaft damage and possibly piston and cylinder wall damage. This damage will occur if the timing belt/cam belt fails whilst driving. These types of repairs could result in thousands of pounds in damage.
We do not advise that you change this belt yourself if you do not have automotive qualifications, tools and experience as you may cause damage to other parts of the engine if not fitted and aligned correctly. It is often best booking your Volvo or Toyota in at your local independent garage for this type of work. Happy Motoring Folks!
Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award, The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 Award, The LiveWire Excellence In Vehicle Servicing 2019 Award and The Aftermarket Excellence Award for Best Website 2019, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire.