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To clearly answer this for those that may come across it in the future. Corolla has a timing chain. I believe you are asking about the serpentine belt. Just check it for cracking and ware. I have over 100K on mine and it still going. However it is likely good preventative maintenance to replace it at 75K


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Just an opinion here: Invest in a duel rate battery charger and give the battery a good long slow charge every now and again. If you run a lot of short trips with your car it might just be that it is not getting a full charge from all of the short trips you make. I have my original battery in my 2005 Toyota and I do the charge thing every few months and so far so good.


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I bought the lights at Walmart and slipped the guy at the oil change place $10.00 to do it. It is also real easy to do on most cars. Mine needed the battery moved for one and I was just to lazy to do it. I watched the mechanic and the entire process for both headlights took less than 10 minutes from start to finish!


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You may also check with your local Toyota dealership. Their prices tend to be less than at Lexus for the same work. In addition after you check the owners manual you may find that other than a few fluid changes the 60k service might be a bunch of inspections that can be performed at any reputable service garage for less than at the Lexus dealer. One last point - Lean how to change the air and cabin filters yourself. You will save a lot of money if you do that and it is really simple.


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