Ashley (lupinlover) wrote in thequestionclub,

So I have a Honda Civic. In the manual, it says I should get my timing belt replaced after 105,000 miles. I passed that last week and so was thinking about it. When I found out that it could cost up to 1000 dollars I freaked a little because I don't have that kind of money, really, except in savings and I hate using my savings if I don't really need to-- and my mom and her fiancee said they've gone through many cars without ever needing to replace their timing belts. They also said that a broken timing belt will not ruin the engine (as one mechanic I talked to said) because the engine will just stop immediately.

So I guess what I'm asking is:

1.Should I get my timing belt replaced now or just wait until it actually dies?
2. How many of you have had cars that never needed a replaced timing belt?
3. Those who have replaced their timing belts, when did you do it (how many miles) and why?
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