Technical Queries

What is my timing belt interval?


  1. Posted on May 15th, 2019 by Rob Marshall
  2. This is one of the most popular technical questions that our members ask. The answer is both mileage and time dependent. Here are our top five tips on timing belt intervals: 1. Over-egging Some car manufacturers state an over-long replacement interval, mainly to appease fleet customers, when the cars are new. Premature timing belt failures […]

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Is your antifreeze eating your engine?


  1. Posted on March 12th, 2019 by Rob Marshall
  2. As we start to look forward to spring, you may think that antifreeze does not matter any more. Indeed, the coolant within your engine has many properties. Yes, it cools the engine but it also possesses an anti-corrosion property. These additives diminish gradually over time, until either corrosion, or decomposing coolant, causes a blockage and […]

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Contact us with any technical queries


  1. Posted on August 18th, 2014 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Technical Queries GEM provides a FREE technical advice service to its members. If you have a technical matter that you have not been able to find an answer to on our technical advice section please complete the form below and submit it to us. Alternatively call us on 01342 825676 (Mon – Fri, 9am – […]

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