I have a 53 plate micra. I took it to the dealership because the car had the engine management warning light on. However I noticed prior to this the car when I start it from cold started to judder until the engine was warm. I thought this caused the engine management issue and did not inform nissan. However , i was later told that the technician believes the juddering to be a cause of the timing belt being stretched, though he wanted this to be confirmed by the supervisor technician. I had decided when I heard this that I would inform nissan if i should book an appointment.
I am just a student, but have been told by these guys it would cost roughly 1900 quid. I do not have any warranty as it expired in january. What should I do. The car drives fine , other than the minor juddering when it is cold. I cannot hear anything strange, the car sounds normal.
Any advise would be appreciated, how much do you think it should cost if it is the timing belt?