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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Pascs:
I assume that belt age and climate will also have an effect on the condition of the belt.
In a very hot, cold, dusty or humid climate the belt is going to deteriorate quicker.
My car is nearly 4 years old but has done only 33,000 kms. Iím thinking of changing the belt this year.<hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">your right, natural ageing is a factor with the belts.
The current recommended change point of every 3years/36000miles/60000km (which ever comes first) still applies, but you should be ok if you change it this year at the 4year/80000km service.
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