Do I Need a Seat Cambelt Change?


In the modern day the technology within our latest and innovative vehicles make new cars run so efficiently that most people do not understand what is going on under the bonnet. This is worrying for any motorist, not knowing what’s what under the bonnet means you will be unable to recognise the warning signs when something such as your seat cambelt has been worn down and may need replacing.

For example, a Seat cambelt change can be extremely costly if the problem has not been discovered and the cambelt then went on to snap causing further avoidable costs. So, it is essential for you to understand the inner workings of your vehicle to understand what a healthy engine, cambelt, catalytic converter etc look like so you can recognise when they may need maintenance and repair services.  This page will look to highlight all the main symptoms that may arise giving you signs that you need a seat cambelt change.

Seat Cambelt Change

Signs You May Need a Seat Cambelt Change


The cambelt isn’t an easy part of your vehicle to find under the bonnet of the car. Unless you know exactly what you are looking for and where to look, the cambelt is tucked away and almost hidden so looking for initial signs of wear and tear can be difficult. However, there are other symptoms and subtle indicators from your vehicle that can mean that you need a seat cambelt change. If you are unsure what you are looking for do not risk trying to replace the cambelt yourself, see an approved service centre.

5 Main Indicators You Need a Seat Cambelt Change Include:

  • High pitch sound – if when you start your car there is a very high pitch sound this may be due to the cambelts lack of traction and the belt is slipping
  • Difficult to start – Your ignition is directly affected if your cambelt is warn making the car difficult to start as a weary cambelt struggle to keep the mechanics working together
  • Overheating and excessive vibrating – The misalignment of a cambelt means the internal components of the tensioner have failed and overall performance will be affected
  • Engine oil or coolant leaking – drops of oil or coolant on your drive when the car isn’t being used could mean its time for a seat cambelt change
  • Hydroplaning – This occurs when water can’t be removed from the cambelt which is worn, this causes the car to hydroplane and parts of the engine will lose power