Repair your cambelt at our Hamilton workshop & avoid a larger issue

One way of explaining a cambelt’s importance is to imagine that you are riding a bicycle. If the chain breaks or comes off, the bike stops. The same can be said for your vehicle and its cambelt. It is recommended that the cambelt be replaced every five years or 100,000 km (whichever comes first). Regardless of the distance you’ve driven, your warranty provider may refuse to offer compensation if your belt exceeds five years old.

In addition to cambelt services at competitive costs, the Ultimate Automotive team provides a range of additional auto repairs, WoFs, and auto services, including shock replacements, gearbox repairs, and oil filter changes. Our Hamilton workshop offers convenient drop-off and pick-up services, ensuring you can return home or to the office while we repair your vehicle.

Call us to find out if your vehicle is due for a cambelt replacement!

Camblet repair replacement FAQs

What does a cambelt do?

The cambelt (sometimes called a serpentine belt) is located under your hood, usually at the front of your engine and is responsible for keeping various engine components running in time. The cambelt/timing belt controls the opening and closing of your engine’s valves to allow gas to pass in and out. Depending on your engine type, it is vital that these valves open in time so that they don’t hit the pistons.

What happens if I don’t replace my vehicle’s cambelt?

Failure to replace the cambelt can result in complete engine failure. Your whole engine can go, and a new engine costs significantly more than a cambelt replacement.

How much does it cost to replace a cambelt?

The cost to replace a cambelt is approximately $1500. However, the price for replacing the cam belt depends on the make and model of your vehicle. 

Replacing a cambelt is always cheaper than repairing/replacing an engine that suffered damage due to a snapped cambelt. It is always better to be safe than sorry when replacing the cambelt.

What are the signs of a failing cambelt?

Misfiring engine – A worn cambelt may cause your engine to misfire due to engine components running out of time with each other.

Car not starting – If the cambelt has wholly snapped, the car will not be able to start. The crankshaft and camshaft will not be able to operate without a functioning cambelt.

Rough idling – The cambelt wraps around gears with metal teeth attached to them. These teeth make contact with the engine crankshaft and camshaft, keeping them in time. If the cambelt jumps a tooth, your engine will have the wrong engine timing and your engine will run roughly, especially while idling and accelerating.

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