Some durable replacement timing belts for Mazda cars, such as the 2001 Mazda Protege, include the Dayco DY95228 and the AC Delco ACTB179. Both of these timing belts come with a lifetime limited warranty from the manufacturer.
The Dayco DY95228 timing belt is made from a self-lubricating fabric that protects the belt from abrasion to extend its life. It's also made from a non-stretch glass fiber cord, which provides stability and precise length over the life of the belt. The belt features a molded cog design that allows it to run quieter than chain drives. Dayco builds its belts to work in both normal and high-performance engines, which makes this belt a good fit for both factory and modified engines.
The AC Delco ACTB179 is made from premium nitrile rubber, which resists contamination and heat. The back and sides of the belt are designed with an aramid-reinforced nylon jacket, giving the belt the strength to stand up to extra wear, while protecting the teeth of the belt from damage. AC Delco prides itself on making and evaluating all its belts to original manufacturer standards.
AC Delco was established in 1899 and is a car part manufacturer that makes aftermarket automotive parts for several brands and original GM parts. It builds all aftermarket parts according to original manufacturer specifications to ensure a proper fit.