Cambelts, sometimes called a timing belt is one of the most crucial parts in allowing your vehicle to function fully. The main role of a cambelt is to control the timing of your vehicle’s internal combustion engines. It controls the timing and sequence of when the valves to the cylinders open and close. To do that, it makes sure that the crankshaft and the camshaft rotate in sync.

 

Most people have heard of the part, but not many people know how they work or how they are fitted or maybe even where it is. They usually need to be changed every 50,000 miles or around 4 years. Original manufacturers may have more specific recommendations based on the age or model of the vehicle, however.

 

Each manufacturer and engine type has a set replacement schedule ,some cars even have a chain fitted on some engine types which would not need replacement

 

A couple of telltale signs there may be an issue is if the engine won’t start. If the cam belt’s broken, then the cam shaft won’t rotate when the crankshaft turns, so the car may not start at all. Noise may be coming from the engine, Cambelts don’t usually give much notice before they fail, but a rubbing sound from the belt cover area is a sign it’s about to fail.

 

Hopefully, you have caught it in time before it fails completely but if not then if you notice any of these signs then get it sorted immediately. Putting it off can cause damage to the engine and other components and may result in a much larger bill than you need.

 

If in any doubt please call or email us and let us check for you.

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    Terry LoringTerry Loring
    13:25 27 Jan 24
    What an organisation....I am very particular about our cars but so too is Russ and his team! Absolutely excellent.........keep up the good work!
    Matthew BoydMatthew Boyd
    14:14 10 Jan 24
    I agree below - so expensive and employees all seem a bit cocky (for some reason). Twice I haven't heard back from them asking for a quote. Hard to find a trustworthy, or even a reasonably affordable garage in Haslemere.
    Tŵm HTŵm H
    18:43 27 Nov 23
    Whoever says competitive price is lying, this garage is made up of cowboys, once sent my car there and was given a massive list of items that “HAD” to be done, costing me total £4000, and they said my breaks were so bad they couldn’t with good conscious let me have the car back so I got them to do the break pads for about £300. Thinking this sounded a little dodgy, I took it to a trusted Mercedes garage where I used to live, they said most of the jobs on the list were not necessary and it would cost £1200, plus the break job that RT did was only half done!Please shop around first and get quotes, they may be convenient for some, but it didn’t cost me £2800 to return to my original garage.
    Andrew MinorAndrew Minor
    11:29 31 Oct 23
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    18:33 04 Oct 23
    Went in to borrow a tool and they were so friendly and helped and didnt want any money im sure based on the previous reviews this is a great place!!
    Sarah FitzgeraldSarah Fitzgerald
    15:11 29 Jul 23
    Glen LewisGlen Lewis
    05:16 27 Jul 23
    The Wet Hill team were very friendly and professional throughout, and the work carried out was very efficient. Will use again
    Jane DevlinJane Devlin
    06:59 20 Jul 23
    Juliet AuburnJuliet Auburn
    15:21 06 Jun 23
    Mike was so helpful when I got a nail in my tyre. He went out of his way to work around the difficulties of not being able to do without a car for 24 hours whilst waiting for a replacement tyre to be delivered. I’ve now booked an MOT with them and intend to stay with them rather than continue to use the local car dealership.Thank you Mike!
    HenrikHenrik
    11:20 03 Jun 23
    chris harrisonchris harrison
    14:11 15 Mar 23
    Very good local and independently run garage who perform work to a high standard using OEM parts. One thing to bare in mind is that they aren’t cheap - quoted slightly more than the dealer in my case £75 more than ŠKODA) but they did price match to their credit.
    Clare KingswellClare Kingswell
    13:01 16 Feb 23
    Always friendly, nothing too much bother and good prices, i had pothole damage to my tyre and RT Mechanics had a new 1 fitted and checked for other damaged and checked the senors all within 24hrs. A great reliable garage A+
    Lee MurphyLee Murphy
    21:36 15 Feb 23
    First time using RT Mechanics to fix an issue with my partners Audi, service is first class and prices very reasonable, found them very knowledgeable and provided a quick turnaround, would definitely use them again.
    Felicity WilliamsFelicity Williams
    06:51 28 Nov 22
    Very helpful with necessary car maintenance. Quoted me a price but then it was half that as required less work ...very honest !! Will definitely use again. Also got us in quickly.
    Nick HindsNick Hinds
    15:13 14 Nov 22
    We have used RT Mechanics for many years and their service has been excellent. They are good at explaining any issues and repairs and will go out of their way to help. I have recommended RT Mechanics to many friends over the years. Thanks Russell and Team!
    James KennedyJames Kennedy
    14:37 26 Sep 22
    Excellent work on Audi, VW, Volvo and Land Rover for me over the last 6+ years. Always reliable service, sensible approach to what needs to be done, everything quoted accurately and delivered professionally. Highly recommended.
    Paula DayPaula Day
    05:57 24 Jun 22
    Excellent service, very professional and friendly staff. ?
    David WindellDavid Windell
    12:22 03 Dec 21
    I drove half an hour to reach RT Mechanics after reading high praise on Volvo online forums. You will not be disappointed - finally a garage that responds to email communication and keeps you regularly informed. They even valeted my car before collection!
    P DavisP Davis
    14:00 25 Mar 21
    Service- very professional. Really helpful that they pick up and drop off. And so grateful that they cleaned my car.
    Robbie StewartRobbie Stewart
    16:51 12 Feb 21
    Russ and Dan are brilliant to deal with , after using various garages fell across this little gem and wouldn’t take my car anywhere else, fully recommend. 5 star from me ?
    Lee KirtonLee Kirton
    12:50 06 Jan 21
    Great team of people, always on time and their work is fantastic. Been servicing and keeping my cars running for years now. Highly recommend!
    Demetris KoulourisDemetris Koulouris
    13:23 16 Jul 19
    Trust this garage to take care your car. Top nudge
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