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How often do you need an auto timing belt replacement?

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Drivers should replace timing belts on their vehicles every 50,000 to 100,000 miles. A vehicle's manual provides more specific information on when to replace the belt.

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Some timing belts continue to perform past 100,000 miles, and some fail before the recommended replacement time. Replace the belt as soon as possible after purchasing a used vehicle with an unknown history or when fluids have leaked onto the belt, recommends The Car Connection. It is much more expensive to repair damage from a belt that breaks during operation than to replace it as prevention, and it is nearly impossible to determine when a belt is likely to break.

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