Does your petrol or diesel car need a new timing belt? Or do you simply want to get yours checked to make sure it’s in good working order? As one of the highest-rated car repair garages in Peterborough, Vital Vehicle Care we’ve got you covered – whatever you drive.
From city cars to vans, 4x4s and even supercars, we’ve worked on it all. Whether you own a Ford or a Ferrari, our technicians have the knowledge and experience to carry out all kinds of car servicing Peterborough. Learn more about what we do below or contact us to get your vehicle booked in with our Timing Belt Repair Peterborough service.
This isn’t a straightforward question to answer, as every car is different. Some manufacturers stipulate 50,000 mile changes, while others advise not to swap out the timing belt until 100,000 miles or more.
To complicate matters further, most manufacturers specify an age limit too. So, even if your car hasn’t done many miles, if it’s between five and 10 years old it may still need a new timing belt.
If you have your car’s owner’s manual to hand, that should tell you precisely how often the belt needs changing. If you’ve lost it or can’t seem to find what you’re looking for, get in touch with our Timing Belt Repair Peterborough team – we’ll be able to let you know!
Unlike your car’s suspension, exhaust and other components, your timing belt won’t be checked in an MOT test. That’s because the belt is often hidden behind covers and other components, meaning labour is typically required to simply inspect it.
Because of this, motorists often neglect timing belt changes – sometimes with disastrous results. Why? As its name suggests, the timing belt is responsible for keeping the engine’s timing in check. If it snaps while the car’s turned on, components inside the engine will open and close out of time, which can cause them to smash together. If this happens, the damage will be catastrophic, in most cases requiring an entire replacement engine to be installed.
Although it may not be a legal requirement to get your timing belt changed, neglecting to do so could be fatal for your car’s engine – and the repair costs could leave you with no choice but to scrap it. That’s why it’s so important to follow manufacturers’ guidelines closely.
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We’ve been serving customers in and around Peterborough for over 20 years now, and are approved by Trust My Garage as diagnostics and servicing experts.
Whatever you need – from an MOT test in Peterborough to servicing and repairs – we’re here to help.
Costs vary depending on the make and model of your car, although on average a timing belt change will cost in the region of £350.
If you hear rattling, slapping or grinding when your engine is on, your engine won’t start or keeps cutting out, or you’ve inspected your belt and it looks cracked or shiny, it’s most likely due a timing belt change.
Yes – both terms refer to the same component and can be used interchangeably.