The timing belt is a loosely used term and involves more than a belt replacement. It is a complete kit including the timing belt, pulleys and guides which without you cannot start your car. No two vehicles are the same and some vehicles don’t even have a timing belt, they have a timing chain. Timing chains tend to be stronger and more durable than timing belts and will need replacing less often, eventually both will need to be replaced at some point. While there may be some indications that your timing belt or timing chain is in need of replacement, it is not something that you will be warned in advance about. All vehicles will have a manufacturer’s recommended time in years or mileage in which the timing belt should be replaced, you should have your vehicle serviced and the timing belt checked regularly. Unfortunately the damage caused by lack of maintenance on the timing belt can cause serious cylinder head damage which can be costly to repair. Here at AE Services in Sutton all of our customers’ vehicles are regularly maintained and all checks done by a fully qualified engineer to ensure that their vehicle is in perfect working order. If you are unsure as to when your timing belt needs replacing why not book it in now and we can check it for you.