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Cambelt Replacement

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Your cambelt should be replaced every five years OR 100,000 KMs; whichever comes first. We don't recommend neglecting to have this done.

A simple way of explaining how important a cambelt is would be to imagine that you are riding a push bike. If the chain breaks or comes off, the bike stops. That’s exactly what happens when a cambelt snaps, only it’s a lot easier to fix a bike chain!

The cost lies not in the price of the belt, but the effects on the engine when the belt goes.

The cambelt works to keep the engine in time, stopping the valves from hitting the pistons. When it breaks the sequence is thrown out, the valve hit the pistons, bending the valves. It can cost anywhere from $1,500 or more to replace the valves.

When buying a second hand car, always check the mileage on the cambelt by looking at the service record. Additionally ask when it was last replaced. If you cannot confirm this, it may be better to walk away. In any vehicle pre-purchase inspection, this is one of the most important things to note. Make certain you know the condition of your new car's cambelt.

On Road Automotives technicians are experienced in all makes and models including European. Call us on 04 238 2424 or book online for your cambelt replacement.