Our technicians recommend having the timing belt replaced at 60,000 miles. They also recommend inspecting the water pump for coolant leaks while servicing the timing belt. If the water pump shows signs of leakage it should be replaced at this time.
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Aveo Water Pump Inspection With Timing Belt Service at 60,000 Miles
Chevrolet Aveo Problem
Average Mileage: 67,503 mi (57,000 mi - 80,000 mi)
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Aveo, 57,000 mi
I already got that replaced a year ago and it cost me less than $1,000 to get them both replaced. It is better to get both replaced instead of just the timing belt, because the water pump will eventually go out and it will leave you with enormous costs with the radiator, etc., down the road. It is smart to get them both replaced at or near 60,000 miles.
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Aveo, 57,000 mi
timing belt went out and caused damage to the valves causing me to have to get new timing belt, Head and valves , gaskets resulting in cost of @2,220.00
Water pump and timing belt 580 dollars. Water pump busted.n(3rd major issue with this car.)
I had to replace my timing belt. It was making a really loud noise under my hood and luckily I brought it in right before it broke. Still cost about $500 to fix...
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Aveo, 78,516 mi
the timing belt idle pulley broke and because the engine is an interference engine the pistons and valves collided so now to repair it i need the head repaired. Had I known that the timing belt needed to be check at 60,000 miles i would have done it. now im looking at a very costly repair on my hands.