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Timing Belt & Cambelt Change

Your timing belt (or cambelt) synchronises the movement of the pistons and valves inside your vehicle's engine. If it breaks or snaps, the engine could be severely damaged.

Whilst all vehicles are different, every manufacturer will recommend an optimum age or mileage at which you should have a timing belt change; most will advise between 70,000 - 100,000 miles. It’s important to follow this recommendation to keep your car or van safe on the road, as it can be very difficult to tell when a timing belt replacement is due.

Some vehicles also require additional items to be replaced at the same time, such as the water pump. At Eurorepar, our qualified specialists will take care of all of this for you.

Use our online form to book your timing belt replacement at a low cost.


Advice Eurorepar Car Service

  • It’s not worth the risk of waiting to replace your timing belt. It can appear to be in good condition but break without warning. It’s best to replace it in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

  • Very hot or very cold climates, or large variations in temperatures can cause premature wear of the timing belt.

  • On certain engines, the synchronisation of the pistons and valves are not controlled by a belt. Instead they use a chain, which in theory shouldn’t need replacing during the car’s lifetime.

Your questions

The lifetime of the timing belt depends on the make and model of your vehicle, as well as your driving habits. Every car manufacturer will recommend a different age and mileage to replace the timing belt. As a very general rule, you can expect to change the timing belt every 5 years at the latest. If you are a high mileage driver, you may find your timing belt needs to be replaced betweek 70,000-100,000 miles, which you might reach quicker.

Any damage to the timing belt could of course mean that you need to replace it sooner.

In any case, you should check your maintenance or handbook for the recommended replacement interval for your vehicle. If you’re not sure, come in and see us.