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Useful information about this Spanish/German brand

The origins of Seat

SEAT, S.A. is a Spanish automobile manufacturer headquartered in Martorell, Barcelona. It was founded on 9 May 1950 by the Instituto Nacional de Industria (INI), a Spanish state-owned industrial holding company. It quickly became the largest supplier of cars in Spain. In 1986, the Spanish government sold SEAT to the German Volkswagen Group, of which it is still a wholly owned subsidiary.

The headquarters of SEAT, S.A. are located at the SEAT industrial complex in Martorell, near Barcelona. By 2000, annual production had peaked at over 500,000 cars; in total, more than 16 million cars had been produced by 2006, over 6 million of which came from the Martorell plant. Three quarters of the annual production is exported to over seventy countries worldwide.

Database Seat

The overviews below contain many useful service intervals and tips on the most recent Seat 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 Seat 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 this belt or chain. Almost all Seat's have a timing belt, which has to be replaced periodically. Below are the intervals per model that we know about: