When it comes to servicing your car this spring, would you rather pay out £200 today, or £2000 tomorrow?
If you own one of the millions of cars that has an interference engine and the timing belt breaks, you may be buying a new engine, plus a towing charge.
On an interference engine, a failed timing belt will cause the pistons to collide and result in costly engine damage and repair.
To avoid being stranded and having the expense of a new engine, Gates stresses that it's critical to change a timing belt at its suggested replacement interval.
Carmakers suggest changing the belt anywhere from 36,000 to 100,000 miles.