When does my timing belt need changing?

I have a SEAT Ibiza 1.2. When does timing belt need changing? It was never changed before.

Asked on 28 October 2020 by Patrick Gallagher

Answered by Georgia Petrie
Most belt failures we hear about are between 50,000-100,000 miles. That's why we recommend replacing the cam belt, tensioner and water pump every 50,000-60,000 miles or five years (whichever comes first).
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