By the way, MY timing belt had close to 300,000 miles on it and only got replaced because the water pump bearings failed and the belt began to shred. I knew however that I don't have an interference engine, (and I would never own one), so all that would have happened if the belt broke is I'd coast silently off to the side of the road. There would be no internal engine damage.
At 115,000 miles, if this is still your original timing belt, I would bet you are way past the manufacturer's replacement recommendation. They want that baby replaced before it breaks to avoid the need for a very expensive valve job. Most manufacturers specify somewhere between 75,000 and 100,000 miles. Honda used to recommend every 75,000 miles, and their belts typically broke at 65,000 miles. I don't know the history of Kias but you don't want to risk major engine damage.
Thursday, February 7th, 2013 AT 5:12 AM