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European Auto Blog

Audi Timing Belts

by Snohomish European on July 9, 2021
Audi timing belts seem to be all too commonly ignored until the worst of the worst happens. Timing belts are not your common accessory belt so easily seen on the outside. An accessory drive belt on your Audi is used to spin your power steering pump, the alternator, and your A/C compressor. The TIMING belt is typically behind a cover or two and connects the crankshaft to the camshaft/s. It is sometimes quite challenging to see or observe the condition of the timing belt at home. Inspection should be done by a trusted mechanic who has experience with your model Audi. Most timing belts show signs of wear and tear before breaking and then most commonly don't break until after the interval recommendation. The interval most late Audi's use is 80 - 90K miles. Some of the newer models tend to go longer with updated and better belt designs and can see 120K miles. Always know which is right for your vehicle specifically by calling and asking.

During this service is it common to replace the water pump, thermostat, and any other belt-related wear items as they might be needed. Special tools are needed for every timing belt job so it is important to have a licensed and insured mechanic perform this service for you.

Have questions about your Audi's timing belt, just give me a call at 360-243-3296.