Drive belt query

I've just had my 5 year old Xsara serviced by Halfords/AA/National, I asked about the drive belt getting renewed and they tell me it doesn't get remewed
until it is 10 years old. Is this correct. A colleague tells me it's usually 5 years. Any help appreciated
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If by drivebelt you mean what we used to call the fan belt then personally I'd change it when it needs changing not at a set interval. On the Xantia the aux drive belt is checked every 18k miles on the petrol and 12k miles on the diesel. The timing belt is changed every 72k miles or half that distance if you do a lot of stop start driving.
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Just goes to show what Iknow about engines.........
I believe its the one that if it goes it will ruin the whole engine.... the cam belt maybe?????

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then it goes on mileage and driving style as malc sais.
typically about 70k and it wants changing. you can only ghel[p things by changing it sooner. Rob

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Thats great help bents, Many thanks

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Stephen Cowan wrote:

If you do get it changed, shop around. Citroen wanted £350 for a cambelt change on my Xantia. I got it done for £120 by a specialist less than 100 yards down the road from the dealers.
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Thanks Malc, I'll do that.
Stephen Cowan wrote:

If you do get it changed, shop around. Citroen wanted £350 for a cambelt change on my Xantia. I got it done for £120 by a specialist less than 100 yards down the road from the dealers.
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