Why Is It Important to Have the Timing Belt in My Volkswagen Vehicle Changed?
If your Volkswagen vehicle is equipped with a timing belt rather than a timing chain, it’s absolutely essential that you have it changed before it breaks. The timing belt lets the valves open and close exactly when they should by synchronizing the crankshaft and camshaft. If a timing belt breaks, a piston can hit a valve, damaging the engine beyond repair. Timing belt replacement isn’t the cheapest service, but it costs much less than a new engine or a new car.
How Can I Tell When the Timing Belt Needs to be Replaced?
The timing belt itself is buried deep within the engine; a visual inspection would require the engine to be completely disassembled--which is expensive and time-consuming. Because inspection is impractical, Volkswagen technicians rely on mileage intervals to let them know when the timing belt should be replaced. These mileage intervals have been proven to be reliable time after time, and they’re set on the low end of the expected failure window. Nevertheless, it’s best not to take a risk with things like the timing belt: if your VW is approaching the recommended mileage interval, schedule an appointment soon.
Contact Carter Volkswagen in Ballard With More Questions or To Schedule Service
If you still have questions, never fear--the experts at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard will be glad to help. Simply give us a call or use our online form and we’ll be glad to answer any more questions. You can also schedule service this way. We look forward to seeing you at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard, located at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.
Get Hassle-Free Service at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard, Located in Seattle
Carter Volkswagen in Ballard is the home of the Carter Advantage, and it informs everything we do. When it comes to service, we want to make sure that you have the best possible experience. This starts with our expert technicians, who are factory trained and certified. They have plenty of experience with the high-quality German engineering in your Volkswagen vehicle, and they’ll use only genuine OEM and VW-approved parts, filters, fluids, and accessories. Their expertise means that they’ll get the job done right the first time. Our prompt shuttle service, complimentary Wi-Fi, and Saturday availability are designed to make your service experience that much more convenient. We look forward to serving you at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard.