Timing Belts

What Are the Consequences of a Failed Timing Belt

A failed timing belt is expensive and potentially very dangerous if you’re driving at the time. A failed timing belt means the engine will unexpectedly stop working. Don’t let this happen to you at high speed.

Our mechanics call a failed timing belt the silent car killer.

What Should I Do?

Most manufacturers recommend you have your car’s timing belt checked after a specific mileage or a time period, for example: 50K miles or every 5 years. A bit like a regular service. Check your owner’s vehicle handbook and service records to see when your specific make and model should be checked.

If you’re unsure or can’t find these documents, our advice is to get it checked now. Peace of mind and a safe car.

How Much Will a Timing Belt Change Cost?

We’re happy to check your car for free. The cost of changing a timing belt very much depends on your particular car and model. Give us a call on 0116 319 0118 or pop down and we’ll be able to give you a better idea of what the cost might be.