Shop our range of Quinton Hazell and Gates Timing Belts and use our number plate tool to ensure that you get the right timing belt for your engine. You can also shop our range of timing belt tensioners to ensure your belt is fitted to the correct tension for optimum performance.
Over time, general wear and tear may also cause the belt to snap entirely. If this happens it will mean catastrophic engine failure. It’s also essential to keep your timing belt at the required level of tension. A loose cam belt will sag and disrupt the timing of your engine. A tight cam belt could put excess strain on cog bearings and increase wear.
Whilst most other parts have clear warning signs that they’re degrading, a timing belt can snap without warning which is why it’s so important to change at the manufacturer’s recommendation. You may however hear a squealing sound if your belt becomes worn, or you may be able to visually spot cracks or sagging.