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The birth of FIAT
Fiat Automobiles SpA, originally FIAT, is an Italian automobile manufacturer, a subsidiary of FCA Italy SpA, part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (formerly Fiat SpA). Fiat Automobiles was founded in January 2007 when Fiat reorganised its car business. Its history goes back to 1899 when the first Fiat car, the Fiat 4 HP, was produced.
In 1970, FIAT Automobiles had more than 100,000 employees in Italy, when production in that country was the highest at 1.4 million cars. As of 2002, FIAT built more than 1 million vehicles at six plants in Italy. FIAT also produced railway engines, military vehicles, agricultural tractors, aircraft and weapons such as the Fiat-Revelli Modello 1914.
The overviews below contain many useful service intervals and tips on the most recent Alfa Romeo models. The intervals and guidelines are only an indication, circumstances can occur that cause a garage to give a different advice.
When to replace a FIAT timing belt
The timing belt or chain is essential for (almost) any combustion engine, without it there can be no combustion. This is because the timing belt ensures that the camshaft, the crankshaft and the valves are driven by means of this belt or chain. Nearly all FIAT vehicles have a timing belt which must be replaced periodically. The intervals that we know about for each model are listed below: