Author Topic: Do some cars need timing belt at 90k miles?  (Read 1593 times)

Mom to 5

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Do some cars need timing belt at 90k miles?
« on: July 20, 2013, 01:09:17 PM »
Husband drives a Mercedes that has 90k, and the place where he gets it serviced recommends timing belt at this time. I had assumed 100k was universal. What do you think? I know a lot of you know a good deal about vehicle maintenance, so I figured I could ask you.

Oh, it's 10 years old, if that matters.

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Re: Do some cars need timing belt at 90k miles?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2013, 01:25:38 PM »
Every car is different. Mid-90s tended to be around 60k miles, now it seems most manufacturers recommend 90k miles. You can check your particular model either in the owner's manual or on a website such as mytimingbelt.com.

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Re: Do some cars need timing belt at 90k miles?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2013, 01:36:56 PM »
Oops. Mercedes keeps their owner's manuals online if you have misplaced yours, try there instead:
http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/owners_manuals

Good luck!