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Should I change my car's timing belt every 100,000km?

The safety margin of the manufacturer’s “precautionary” change for a timing belt mileage is very large indeed and it assumes even severe usage.

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What you need to know:

  • My garage says I should buy not only a new belt but also a complete timing belt “kit”, including the tensioner bearing, its mounting and its shaft (altogether nearly five times the cost of the belt itself).