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Am I being ripped off for a timing belt change?

Hi. I brought my automobile to a mechanic recently for a service as its NCT is up soon. He told me as I've over 60,000 miles on the clock my timing belt needs to be replaced, but between labour and parts it'll cost around €400. Is this true? He doesn't seem like the world's most dishonest guy in fairness, but I don't want to have to shell out another €400 unless it's completely necessary.

Filed under servicing - Asked by Brion Lynch (Dingle) - Wed, 28 Apr 2010 20:58

Shane O' Donoghue Answered by: - -


Hi Brion. It would be useful to know what automobile you are talking about and how old it is so we can let you know if the price and timing belt change interval sound right.

Besides that, bear in mind that the NCT will not be affected by the timing belt.

Obviously if it's due replacement we'd recommend you do so as soon as is possible.

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