Your cambelt (also known as a timing belt) keeps the top half of the engine in sync with the bottom half – it is one of the most important components in your car.
You’ll find them more in cars from the 1990s although some major manufacturers still use them. The ones who don’t have replaced the cambelt with a metal timing chain instead.
The reason for the switch to the metal belt was that manufacturers wanted the metal belt to last the lifetime of the car whereas cambelts generally lasted 60,000 miles or 5 years.
Common signs you may have an issue with cambelts include your car revving strangely, trouble starting your car and problems with your exhaust.
If you’re running an older car or a new model from a manufacturer still using cambelts and any of those symptoms sound familiar, please call us straight away or drive into the garage. If you don’t and your cambelt snaps, the cost of repair may be prohibitive.
Our customer commitments
All members undergo an ongoing programme of rigorous quality and performance checking. As customers of a Bosch Car Service Code of Practice network garage, you’re assured of:
- You’re treated with fairness and respect
- Our billing is clear and uncomplicated
- Your work is carried out in a timely fashion
- We won't try to sell you unnecessary parts, services, or guarantees
- If you have a complaint, it will be dealt with fairly and quickly
- We always use like-for-like quality parts
- Repairs will be conducted in line with manufacturers’ recommendations
- When we promote or advertise ourselves, we will be honest and truthful
If you feel let down in any way, you can appeal to the Bosch Car Service Code of Practice network adjudication panel for further help. As members of the network, we’re bound to follow any rulings laid down.
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The Foxy Lady female friendly network of approved garages and car dealers ensures that its member “never overcharge, patronise, or sell women services they don’t need”.
Foxy Lady’s nationwide team of inspectors monitor standards and compliance through member feedback. In 2015, the Foxy Lady network received the “Outstanding Contribution to the Motor Industry” award.
How do I book my vehicle in?
Call us on 01252 870 818 or, if you’re passing, pop in, say hello, and book a date and a time to suit you.