Most motorists know that keeping their car’s routine maintenance up to date is essential for long-term performance. But when was the last time your cambelt was changed?
The cambelt, or timing belt, is an essential part of your vehicle, as it keeps all the engine’s components working together. It’s made of rubber, so naturally it deteriorates over time and needs to be replaced periodically. Neglecting this basic aspect of maintenance could result in engine damage, which in turn incurs costly repairs, or even a new engine.
At South West Nissan, we recommend changing your cambelt every five years or 90,000 miles, whichever comes first. This ensures it is replaced before the rubber breaks down and causes further damage.
Often there will be no indication that your cambelt needs changing, as if you adhere to manufacturer recommendations, it will be replaced before the materials get too worn. Indications of a deteriorated belt, however, include issues with starting your car and a loud rattling, squealing or grinding noise when the car is running. This noise is at its worst when the engine first starts, as the components are cold.
At South West Nissan, our trained technicians can replace your cambelt quickly and efficiently, ensuring your vehicle can continue to perform at its optimum level. We can carry out this work while you wait or provide you with a courtesy car so you can stay mobile – whichever is more convenient. We’ll also give your Nissan a complementary health check to ensure everything is in good working order.
If you think your cambelt is due to be changed, contact our friendly aftersales team today. We’ll be happy to offer you a quote and arrange an appointment for a time to suit you.
Different age and models require the cambelt replacing at different intervals’ as not every Nissan is recommended at 90, 000 miles.
UK Nissan retail customers only, business customers excluded. Eligible vehicles: Diesel engine Note (E12), Qashqai (J10) and Juke (F15). Mileage based on 90,000 miles or 5-year-old vehicles. Servicing must be by a franchised Nissan dealer at the intervals specified by Nissan. Price includes labour and a new cambelt only. Participating dealers only, eligibility criteria does apply. All parts are RRP excl. VAT. For further details on servicing, eVision, roadside assistance, Mobility and for full terms, conditions and exclusions see nissan-aftersales.co.uk/servicecare. Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd, The Rivers Office Park, Denham Way, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 9YS.