CRITICAL MAINTENANCE, REQUIRED EVERY FOUR YEARS
The cambelt in your SEAT plays a vital role: It ensures that all moving engine components are synchronised and do not come into contact with one another. Should the cambelt snap, engine damage can be extensive and costly.
The belt is made from a rubber-based compound, which deteriorates over time, even if you don't drive many miles. Deterioration may also be accelerated by contact with chemicals or fluids such as engine oil or antifreeze.
Your SEAT cambelt must be renewed no later than the maximum recommended change interval (this depends on model, year and engine type but typically ranges from 60.000 to 200.000 km) or after four years, whichever is sooner.
Please don't overlook this critical milestone and do remember to book an appointment in good time.
Changing your cambelt is a lot less costly.
I DON'T KNOW WHETHER MY CAMBELT HAS BEEN REPLACED?
Look in your service book. If your camshaft timing belt, to give it its full title, was replaced by a SEAT authorised repairer, it should be recorded in the service history.
Unfortunately, it's not possible to carry out a quick visual inspection of cambelt condition, because to gain access to the belt, parts of the engine have to be dismantled.
We can easily replace your cambelt, this is what we need to do:
- Strip down engine and other parts as required to access the camshaft timing belt
- Renew the toothed belt
- Renew the camshaft tensioner
- Reassemble the engine and road test the vehicle
- Record in the service book