Q. I have a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser with 112,000 miles on it. The dealer says I am due for a new timing belt for $915. What’s the real scoop? Should I try to push it or give up and get the work done?

JohnPaul-80-2__1239736084_1429.jpg A. You should certainly get the timing belt and associated components replaced. If the timing belt fails, the engine will be badly damaged and will cost much more than $915 to perform the necessary preventative maintenance.

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