What Is a Timing Belt?
Timing belts, also known as cambelts, are vital to the overall health of your Volkswagen vehicle. Timing belts harmonize camshaft and crankshaft rotation. If both are in sync, everything can run properly, but if they are not, it can cause serious longterm issues. Take the trip from Alexandria to the Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles service center so you can be sure that your car is in working order!
Signs You Need a New Timing Belt
- Ticking noise coming from the engine
- The engine won’t turn over
- The engine acts up between 2000 – 4000 RPM
- The engine misfires
- More smoke and fumes than normal
- Oil leaks from the front of the motor
How Much is a Timing Belt?
If a timing belt breaks, the valves won’t open and close at the correct time. They’ll hit the pistons and the car will need expensive repairs—up to $2,000+ if the valves, water pump, and pistons were damaged. If no damage has occurred, Tysons Corner drivers can expect to pay around $500 to $1,000 with parts and labor costs. Most manufacturers recommend replacing the belt every 60,000 miles to 100,000 miles.