What Is Timing Belt Replacement?
Timing belt replacement is a regular maintenance item for specialized vehicles like Audis that can sometimes be daunting for an ordinary repair shop. An engine’s timing belt is essentially a drive belt manufactured using durable compounds such as nitrile. The drive belt allows the crankshaft to drive the camshafts in the cylinder head at half the RPMs of the crankshaft. Don’t know what any of this means? That’s why we’re here.
Our ASE-certified technicians have the special tools and knowledge necessary to replace an Audi timing belt properly. If your timing belt is replaced incorrectly, it can possibly lead to engine damage and expensive Audi repair in Chicago in the future! You can count on our experienced technicians.
Is It Safe to Drive with a Timing Belt Problem?
In short, no. A worn-out timing belt can snap while underway, perhaps on a highway or on a remote road during inclement weather, creating the risk of complete loss of engine power while surrounded by fast moving vehicles. Not only can a worn out timing belt put you in danger, a broken timing belt will likely cause significant damage to internal engine components such as valves and pistons.
Symptoms of a Failing Timing Belt
If you hear a ticking or banging noise coming from the engine, it may be due to a bad or failing timing belt. If this occurs, be sure to stop in to see one of our technicians for Audi repair in Chicago as soon as possible! Other symptoms of a bad timing belt include: the engine failing to start, the engine misfiring, or oil leaking from in front of the motor. Don’t wait for symptoms to stop in for maintenance--every 60,000-90,000 miles is a good time to stop in for timing belt replacement! Don’t hesitate to bring your Audi in for a second opinion.
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