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I have a 2000 Honda Accord with 138,000 miles on it. It's going strong, but I wonder, with its age, should I replace things ahead of time to prevent breakdown? Like a water pump, or fuel filter. I know it needs a timing belt after 100,000 miles. Anything else other than regular things like tires?

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Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Julie, If you just keep up on your maintenance, you should be fine. The water pump will get replaced when you do the timing belt, which needs to be done. Look in your owners manual to see the mileage. If it is 100,000 miles then you're driving on borrowed time. You need to do the timing belt before it breaks and causes possible engine damage. I would suggest that you look at the time intervals for maintenance items in your manual and stick to that. The other important thing is to fix things when you first see a problem. Waiting could be more costly down the road. You have a very reliable vehicle, take care of it and you will get many more miles out of it. Good luck. Lori Johnson

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