Pre-emptive Timing Belt Change – Don’t Leave it too Late!


Is your Peugeot, Citroen, or Vauxhall experiencing issues with worn timing belts? You’re not alone. While manufacturers recommend changing timing belts every 100,000 miles or every 10 years, we at French Cars of Shrewsbury want to draw your attention to a critical fact: in reality, these belts need more frequent attention.

Our team of skilled technicians understands the unique challenges posed by these vehicles, and we’re here to help you keep your car in top-notch condition. If your car is still under warranty, the manufacturer will address the timing belt issues. However, for those beyond warranty, it’s essential to take proactive measures.

broken timing belt

​Why act now:

  • Known timing belt wear issues
  • Failure causes expensive repairs
  • We offer cost-effective solutions
  • Get it repaired under warranty
  • Get in touch for expert advice

Timing belts play a crucial role in the smooth operation of your vehicle’s engine, ensuring that the various components work in perfect harmony. Peugeot, Citroen, and Vauxhall cars, in particular, run on oil, putting additional stress on the timing belt. This means the standard recommendation may not be sufficient for these vehicles.

Avoid Costly Failures

At French Cars of Shrewsbury, we advise our customers to consider a shorter interval for timing belt replacements – every 3-4 years or between 30,000 to 40,000 miles. By adhering to this revised schedule, you can safeguard your vehicle’s engine and prevent potential costly damage.

Our garage is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, and our team is well-versed in the intricacies of Peugeot, Citroen, and Vauxhall vehicles. We use high-quality replacement parts, ensuring that your timing belt is reliable and durable.

Don’t wait until it is too late!

Don’t wait until your timing belt gives you trouble. Visit French Cars of Shrewsbury, where our expert technicians are ready to provide efficient and cost-effective timing belt replacement services for your Peugeot, Citroen, or Vauxhall. Keep your vehicle running smoothly and enjoy peace of mind on the road. Contact us today to schedule your timing belt service or for any other automotive needs!

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No matter what issue you have with your car, you can count on the experts at French Cars Shrewsbury Ltd for quick and efficient garage services. Be sure to book online with the use of our quick and easy online booking tool. This tool is the perfect way to book yourself in for an MOT, servicing or repairs! It’s available 24/7, so you can book at any time of the day – even during closing hours. Serving clients throughout Shrewsbury and the wider Shropshire region, our team are here to help you.