Today without any warning, my woo's timing belt broke (lost about 10 of it's teeth). My dad changed it in july last year and the mileage for the belt was around 15,000 Km. I was at the check post of Zero Point ISL. Coz of DFC, i knew there is a dewoo shop near by i.e. behind Fire Brigade. Left my car parked close to the check post and took a cab to the shop. The mechanic responded quickly and replaced the timing belt with a new one in a matter of 15 minutes. It went fine untill the owner told me the charges of Rs 1000/-.
Rs 750/- for Belt (definitely more than actual)
Rs 250/- Labour
That guy is seriously an *******. In the end i paid him Rs 900/- in total as i had no choice. So my advise to others, please make sure your timing belt is in good condition and DO NOT GO TO "DAEWOO PLUS" IN ISLAMABAD unless in emergency cases (like me today)as he will rip you off.
Any Idea why timing belt broke just after 15,000 Km? Is it coz of something wrong in my driving habits or is it a sign of some other part not functioning correctly?