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I have a 95 Corolla wagon with 117,547 miles on it. I changed the timing belt at 61,577 K. this means I have 4030 miles before I hit the 60K 'scheduled maintenance' of the timing belt again. but I will be driving my car 350 miles away, for work, and keeping it there for the next six months, and I REALLY don't want to have anything go wrong then. There, I'll be commuting about 30 miles 6 times a week, over 20 weeks. Is it safe to wait until I return, in six months, to replace the belt, when it will likely be a bit over the 60K mark? or should I really do it now, just to be safe? it's such an old car, and the expense pretty high (I was quoted $650 for timing belt, water pump, a couple other things) -- but then again, I want the car to last and do need it (and it would be very expensive to replace). thanks! Jean

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Some people go thousands of miles over without changing the belt,some dont bother at all,whats the law that says if its gonna go wrong it will ???

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