When should you change the timing belt on your Ford?
The timing belt on your new or used Ford , plays a critical role in how the engine operates and ensures that all of the sub components work in the correct order and do not come into contact with each other. If the timing belt perishes or breaks, certain sub-components within your engine may be damaged – often creating the need for a replacement engine or a costly re-build. So it is vitally important to keep track of when the timing belt needs to be done and ensuring this milestone isn’t passed.
As with many other consumable components within your vehicle, a timing belt may experience deterioration over time – even if your vehicle only records a low mileage per year. As timing belt renewal is based on kilometres travelled or time in operation, it is imperative that changes are carried out in line with factory guidelines – or sometimes even sooner in the case of older vehicles.
Our dedicated Service staff will be able to offer advice and check the condition of your timing belt if requested. If a replacement is required, you can be assured that the work is carried out by our trained technicians who only use the highest quality parts as well as a guarantee for added peace-of-mind. We may also advise to get the water pump replaced as part of the timing belt change – this is because the water pump is located behind the timing belt apparatus so changing the timing belt presents the best opportunity to also replace the water pump.
A typical timing belt interval will look like this (example only):
|Ford Focus 1.5TDCi||160,000||10years|
Intervals change by model but also by engine so please check with us by calling 063 30355 or emailing [email protected] to find the correct timing belt interval for your model.