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My 2004 Honda Civic VP has almost 70,000 miles on it. I am going to go in and get a few things checked out, but the one thing I cannot get a straight answer to is when do I change my timing belt? Some say 60,000 miles, my manual says 110,000 miles. I drive under "normal" conditions, I live in California, and my car is pretty well taken care of. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Lacey, Always follow the original manufacturers recommendations according to your model, yes 110k miles suggested for the timing belt replacement is what you should follow. Hope this helps

Pat Fleischmann, Director of First Impressions at Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair Lacey... I believe you have been searching the net for an answer & hope this will help! My motto is: Better to be prepared or Be prepared to PAY! I know your maintenance schedule says 110,000~ but this is a guideline and to be proactive in the repairs is YOUR responsibility! Next time you have your car serviced, have them check it for cracks or visible damage. You do not want to get stuck with a car load of kids, no Cell phone service and a big Tow bill... Just because it says 110,00 miles til you should change it, does not mean you will get that much time. It*s like this, some people get 200,000 miles others get 60,000 miles...who is to say "How lucky are you today?" Hope this helps?

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