Your Timing Belt

DID YOU KNOW…

  • The timing belt is located on the front end of the engine and connects the crankshaft and the camshaft. It acts to keep the moving parts synchronized at all times, and to avoid an impact between pistons and valves,which would cause serious engine damage.
  • During its product lifecycle,the timing belt covers an enormous distance inside the engine equivalent to more than six times around the globe.
  • Even after an extended service period, the timing belt should never stretch.Otherwise engine timing will be off, resulting in increased fuel consumption and emissions.
  • If the timing belt snaps, the pistons will strike the valves that are left open, bending or breaking them. At the very least, the new cylinder head will have to be replaced. If worse comes to worst, even the most durable engine can fail in seconds.
  • More than half of all engine damage in older vehicles can be attributed to defective timing belts.
  • Service intervals vary depending on the model and engine, but usually start at 100,000 km. However,the timing belt should be replaced at least once every 6 years. This provides a good opportunity to install a new waterpump, given that timing belt service is time consuming and replacing the water pump at this time is more cost effective.

Clarkdale Service Technician Nate will tell you everything you need to know about Timing Belt.

Insist on VOLKSWAGEN ORIGINAL Timing Belts…

Only Volkswagen Original parts are engineered specifically for your vehicle. No retrofitting required. No modifications needed. Just the right part for your car at the right price –  German-engineered, built to last, and backed by a limited warranty of 1 year / 20,000 km†. Keep your Volkswagen a Volkswagen. Ask Clarkdale Volkswagen for more information.

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