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Q: At what mileage should a 2013 Chevy Sonic timing belt be replaced?

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Need to know for routine maintenance..

My car has 51000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there - the "simplified maintenance...

Hi there - the "simplified maintenance guide" from Chevy directs you to replace the timing belt, idler pulleys, tensioner and guides on your 1.8 liter engine "every 3 years or at 97,500 miles, whichever comes first". Most manufacturers do not specify an "aging factor" like this, although ozone does cause rubber to deteriorate over time.

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