In order to tell if your car has a timing belt or a timing chain you must inspect your engine. Check the side of your engine, if it has a tinplate or plastic cover, you timing belt.  If your engine has neither of those, it has a timing chain.

There are a few exceptions to this rule although they are few and far between. For example, the PSA Pure Tech has a dry belt buried inside the engine. If you are unsure about your vehicle, and cannot decipher from looking at your engine, consult your car owner’s manual or manufacturers website.