A car’s timing belt (or cam belt, as it is sometimes known) will, at some point need replacing. The question is, when?
This particular component is essential to the smooth running of any fuel-driven vehicle, by connecting the top and bottom sections of the engine. When working correctly, the timing belt ensures that your car’s valves and ignition match up with the timing of the engine’s pistons.
If the timing goes awry, this can result in the timing belt ‘jumping’ and the engine’s constituent parts becoming incorrectly aligned.
If your engine is making a persistent screeching noise or the belt exhibits physical signs of wear, such as rips, these are signs that the timing belt probably needs to be replaced. However, some symptoms of disrepair are not always so easy to detect.
Rather than wait for problems to occur, we advise that you replace your Dacia’s timing belt every 60,000 to 100,000 miles of motoring – or every five years. It’s hard to be precise because a lot depends on the type of vehicle that you drive and the amount of miles that you typically put on the clock. The age of the timing belt is something that needs to be considered too.
If you have reason to suspect that your Dacia’s timing belt may need replacing, don’t hesitate to contact us. It’s better to nip any potential problems in the bud – as you probably don’t want to end up having to pay for costly repairs.
Not only do we provide our wide-ranging aftersales care at competitive prices, our technicians are Dacia-trained and use only genuine components. To book your Dacia in for an appointment at our workshop, complete our online contact form at your earliest convenience.