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Should I change my Octavia's belt early?


I asked a question previously re changing a timing belt on a 2018 Skoda Octavia TSI. Came back as 240,000km, as the belts for that make are long-life. The Skoda dealer is now saying my belt needs changing as it's five years old, even though there is only 80,000km on the clock. Is it best to just go with it and change it or should I wait? Nothing in the user manual about changing.

Filed under servicing - Asked by Ger O Mahony (Limerick) - Wed, 07 Jun 2023 12:36

When to change my 2018 Octavia TSI's belt?


I have a 2018 Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI with 70,000km on the clock. I was wondering when should I be changing the timing belt. I cannot find anything about this in the user manual.


Filed under servicing - Asked by Ger O Mahony (Limerick) - Tue, 31 Jan 2023 09:00

Should I replace my Audi's cambelt again?

Just purchased 2009 Audi Avant 2.0 TDI estate with 90,000 miles on the clock. Service history states cam belt and water pump replaced at 60,000 in 2015. The question I would appreciate being answered is - should I be considering replacing them again bearing in mind the time passed?

Many thanks

Filed under servicing - Asked by Philip Perks (Southampton) - Thu, 25 Aug 2022 21:42

Timing belt or chain in a 2006 Peugeot 407?

Does my Peugeot 407 HDI executive from 2006 have a timing belt or a chain?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Sergiu Lungeanu (Belfast) - Sat, 19 Mar 2022 09:19

Timing belt change for Golf TDI 1.6?

Timing belt change for Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.6 - 2009?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Avdirrahman Zuka (Kosovo) - Mon, 15 Mar 2021 18:32

Is the Mazda3 expensive to fix?


Is the 2007 Mazda3 expensive to repair compared to VW Polo, Skoda Fabia, etc?


Filed under servicing - Asked by Vishwanath Bijapur (Dublin) - Fri, 29 Jan 2021 10:16

Chain or timing belt in a 2009 Avensis?

Does a 2009 Toyota Avensis 2.0 D-4D have a timing belt or timing chain?

Filed under servicing - Asked by David Culligan (Navan) - Fri, 29 Jan 2021 17:36

Does my Audi A3 petrol have belt or chain?

Does my Audi A3 S line, petrol 16 valve, 2.0-litre quattro engine have a timing belt or chain drive?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Peter Humphreys (Fraserburgh) - Sat, 05 Dec 2020 16:55

Belt or chain in a 2011 Audi A3?

Does my 2011 Audi A3 Sportback have a cambelt or chain and when does it need changing?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Asif Hussain (Longton) - Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:08

When to change my Fabia's belt?

When should the drive belt on my Skoda Fabia SE TDI S-A 1.4 be replaced? It is five years old and the mileage currently is 27,677 miles.

Thanks in advance.

Filed under servicing - Asked by Jane Jones (Northampton) - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:09

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