Avoid Costly Engine Damage; Change Your Timing Belt at the Recommended Interval or Every 72 Months, Which Ever Comes First
- Did you buy the car new? Check your maintenance manual to see when you should have your timing belt replaced.
- Did you buy the car used? Make sure you find out if the timing belt has been replaced by the previous owner or dealer. If they are not sure, have the timing belt checked or replaced and be aware if it is an interference engine.
- How many miles are on the vehicle? Generally belts are replaced around 60,000 miles or less. Ask your local auto repair facility to look up the recommended mileage for timing belt replacement.
- Have you ever replaced the timing belt? If the answer is no, you should find out when your vehicle is due for replacement.