You should never reuse a timing belt as the inner strands pull and lock into place on first fitting and this cannot be replicated. It forms the strength of the belt on tensioning. Pinching the fold of a belt can crack the integrated fiberglass strands, but these inter-locking strands are designed for immense lateral pulling strain. Key to the message is that belts are not simply strips of rubber but highly engineered products.Like all rubber products they deteriorate over time, regardless of the mileage, so check your vehicles manual for the recommended change intervals. A snapped belt will most likely cause the need to replace the engine. It makes sense to fit a quality brand from a top manufacturer. At motorparts.ie our belts are of premium quality and produced by the world’s biggest OE suppliers to the car manufacturers.