To the right, here is an image of a timing belt kit and water pump being replaced on one of our customers cars. Its the best practice if the water pump is driven by the timing belt as it could save further costs and damage in the future. The belt is an important part of keeping the timing on your engine running together with the top and the bottom sections, in most cases if it breaks it can cause extensive engine damage. This is why manufactures have a recommended interval for it to be changed.
Unlike your brakes or suspension, there is no warning sign that your timing belt is worn out. Your car will simply be running smoothly one moment and fail the next.
Given this, it's imperative to observe the service guidelines in your manufacturer’s service book and always get your timing belt replaced on time. For some cars, this can mean a timing belt replacement every 60 000 miles or four years.
|Small Service up to 1.6cc||£64.99|
|Interim Service up to 1.6cc||£84.99|
|Full Service up to 1.6cc||£139.99|
|Major Service up to 1.6cc||£159.99|
Please Note: Additional charges will be made for Iridium, platinum plugs if due. All prices include parts, labour and Vat.
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Frequently Asked Questions
You are not obliged (since October 2003) to get the car serviced by a franchise dealer during the warranty period. You must though get it serviced according to the manufacturer's recommended schedule and criteria using only manufacturer approved parts.
Synthetics and semi-synthetics give improved performance at high temperatures and support extended standard drain intervals. They are the preferred choice for high perfomance cars or for drivers who value long life/durability.
Regular servicing is important for health and to maintain the system working effectively. Up to 15% of the refrigerant gas will be lost annually. It is best practice to Service air-conditioning units every 30,000 miles or two years to avoid costly repairs.
There's not a standard change interval for cambelts. Depending on the model and the manufacturer, the recommended interval can be anywhere between 30,000 miles and 100,000 miles. There will often be a time-based interval specified too e.g. 60,000 miles or five years, whichever is the sooner. In most cases cambelt failure results in serious damage to many other components in the engine - a major rebuild or even replacement engine will be required!
If additional work is required on the day, we will contact you for authorisation before starting any additional work. No work will be completed without your authorisation.