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Just passed 23,000 miles (2010 Sportage, 2.0L). Regular oil changes at 3,000 miles at our regular service station (documented). I haven't looked at both service schedules, but the extreme schedule says the timing belt should be replaced at 24,000. Does this really need to get replaced at 24,000?

The belt on my wife's 2000 neon had a replacement date at 90-100,000 miles.

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6 years or 60,000 is what Kia wants them replaced at.
 

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6 years or 60,000 is what Kia wants them replaced at.
Thanks, we're taking a road trip at the end of the month (700-800 miles round trip) and didn't want to tack on any additional expenses.
 

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6 years or 60,000 is what Kia wants them replaced at.
Is there a time frame on these like this example of oil changes 3 months or 3k miles? Do they age? Crack, glaze before 60K? Should it ever be inspected, even if it takes 15 years to reach 60K?

Just wondering?
 

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It's a matter of common sense, some cars are not driven as much as others, or plenty of short trips. The belt does strech and is under a lots of tension. They due dry rot, just like any other rubber product. We have all seen dry roted fan belts, tires,....and so on. It would be a good idea to inspect before the given time frame. There are TONS of threads here about t/b's breaking and ALL the damage they cause. Many many cars are in the JUNK YARD soley because t/belts breaking.
 

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Good advice. I just wanted it to be clear to anyone looking at this thread. I sure wouldn't wait 6 years before inspecting it :)
 
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