When should you change the timing belt on a car?

When would you recommend replacing the timing belt on a car?

Asked on 19 August 2021 by david curle

Answered by Dan Powell
As a general rule, I'd say five years or 60,000 miles (whichever comes first). The pulley, tensioner and (in most cases) water pump will also need to be changed.

Most cam belt failures we hear about occur when the car is over five years and/or 60,000 miles.
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