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Hi, My mechanic recently told me I needed to get the timing belt on my vehicle replaced (along with the water pump) because my 1995 Honda Accord EX has 215,000 miles on it. I have had the car for a year and the previous owners don

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Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Kendra, I would find out what else they are doing besides the timing belt. You can get a timing belt and water pump done for around $500 I believe. I would also guess that someone at some time did a timing belt on that vehicle. I've never heard of a timing belt lasting 215,000 miles. It is up to you on how you want to deal with it, but that Honda could run for another 200,000 miles if you maintain it. I would check to see what else they are charging you for and then make your decision. As for classes in California...I would check your local community college for adult education classes. This is usually the type of place that offers a class like this. It's funny that you bring this up because that is my business, teaching women about automotive...however, I'm a long way from you in Philadelphia! Good luck in your search and with your Honda. They are great vehicles. Lori Johnson www.ladiesstartyourengines.net New from Askpatty: Ask Patty is announcing CarBlabber. It's car reviews for women by women like you! What does your car mean to you? Do you love or hate your car? Is your car a fashion statement or a pile of junk? We want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly about your car. Ask Patty is offering a lineup of amazing products as prizes to CarBlabber members (and signing up is totally free!). All you have to do is create a profile, review a car and add a photo to your review! Sign up at www.askpatty.com/carblabber http://askpatty.typepad.com/ask_patty_/2007/08/blab-about-your.html

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