When does a cambelt need changed?

We've done nearly 27,000 miles and our garage says we need to change the cambelt of our 2015 model (£494). Is it necessary to change it now? Other sources are saying it doesn't need changing until between 40,000 and 80,000 miles.

Asked on 25 July 2020 by Andrew Bate

Answered by Dan Powell
Belt, water pump and tensioner needs to be changed every 5 years or 50,000 miles, in my opinion. If any of those components break, it'll destroy the engine.
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