WHY REPLACE THE TIMING BELT ?
Like other components, timing belts wear out. Proper maintenance requires belt replacement at regular intervalsbefore they break.
Timing belts synchronize the rotation of important parts in the engine. A broken timing belt is not like a broken alternator belt. When a timing belt fails, not only does your car stop dead but serious and costly damage can result. Many manufacturers recommend the timing belt be replaced at 60,000 miles as preventive maintenance.
How Do You Know If Your Car Has One ?
Your vehicle manual may tell you, but you could ask your technician--he will know for sure.