When should I change the cam belt on my Skoda Citigo?

I have a 2017 Skoda Citigo, 16,000 miles, only one owner since new. When is the cam belt due for change? The manufacturer apparently says 160,000 miles.

Asked on 14 March 2022 by William Dean

Answered by Dan Powell
My general advice is every five years or 60,000 miles (whichever comes first). Most cam belt disasters I hear about happen after this mileage or age point.

The manufacturer might quote 160,000 miles, but neither the carmaker nor the belt manufacturer will cover the replacement cost of a wrecked engine if the belt fails before then.
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