When should I change the cam belt on my car?

My SEAT Ateca has done 70,000 miles and is four and a half years old, when should the cam belt be changed?

Asked on 22 November 2021 by Gerald smith

Answered by Dan Powell
I'd argue it needs doing now. Most cam belt problems we hear about occur after five years and/or 60,000 miles. The water pump will also need to be changed.
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