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Recently I got mail local dealer that My car is 6 years old and needed to replace timing belt even though mileage is less than 50K.

I would like to know if time period (6yrs or 7yrs) is also an important factor for timing belts replacement.

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I wouldn't stress to much about the actual belt.

My 2001 prelude has 35K miles on it. I opened it up and everything was mint for a 11 year old car. And It's not a daily driver. Meaning when it comes out to play it plays hard. So I left it as is.

I did my timing belt on our 2005 with 100K. The belt was ok. The autotensioner was gone.

Thats what I would look for.
 

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Yes time is as much a factor as mileage. Environment plays a big part also. Some people have let it go for many years over without a problem. Others wind up with a $6000 repair bill. You just have to decide for yourself if it is worth the chance.
 

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I wouldn't sweat it at 6 yrs/50K. I think Honda recommends for your model 7 yrs or 105K miles whichever comes first.

Personally, I feel 8-9 yrs or 105K is more reasonable.
 
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