Car Techniks
Better Service For Less. Since 1981 Thursday, April 27, 2017
Hood Timing Belt

Your timing belt is the most important maintenance item in your engine. Think of your timing belt as the conductor of the complex mechanical orchestra that is your car's engine. If things don't happen just at the right time, the whole piece is thrown off.

Timing Belt

There are two types of engines that use timing belts. They are described as: "Interference Engines" and "Non-interference Engines" The difference lies in the proximity between the valves and the pistons. On an interference engine, if the timing belt slips even one notch, the piston can crash into an open valve causing serious engine damage by bending valves and breaking pistons. Non-interference engines will usually not self destruct, but in either case if the belt fails, the engine will immediately shut down leaving you stranded.

Factory-Scheduled Maintenance

We perform factory-scheduled maintenance, such as oil changes, tune-ups, and more extensive repairs such as powertrain, chassis and electrical, to maintain your car's warranty.

  AUDI Scheduled Maintenance  
Audi We pride ourselves in being Houston's best Audi Service center. We handle both Audi maintenance, and inspection services. Let us make your Audi service experience as hassle free as possible. Audi genuine parts and accessories are all available at CarTechniks.

Customer satisfaction is our number one goal. Our well trained certified professional technicians will use most updated tools & equipments to service your Audi.

All scheduled service is necessary to maintain your vehicle in optimal operating condition and to avoid damage to your vehicle not covered by the warranty. We strongly recommend you take your Audi to our shop for all service work.


1.8T - A4 & TT - In 1000 Miles 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100
V6 & V8 - In 1000 Miles 8 16 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 80 88 96 104 112 120 128 136 144 152 160
Engine Oil - change X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Engine Filter - replace X X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Fluid Levels - check X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Auto-Shift Lock - check X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Manual Trans - check shift and clutch interlock X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Wheels - rotate* X                                      
Service Reminder - reset X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Battery - check level   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Dust/Pollen Filter - replace   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Cooling System - check level   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
W/W System - check, add fluid   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Sliding Roof - clean, lubricate rails   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Transmission - check for leaks   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Trans Final Drive(s) - check lubricant   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Brake System - check   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Drive Shafts - check boots   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Wheels/Tires/Spare - check condition, pressure   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
OBD - check DTC memory   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Exterior Lights - check, adjust   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Door Hinge Mechanism - lubricate   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
During Road Test   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
After Road Test   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Air Cleaner - replace       X       X       X       X       X
Front End - check dust seals, ball joints, tie rod ends       X       X       X       X       X
Brake Fluid - replace**       X       X       X       X       X
Haldex Clutch - change oil***       X       X       X       X       X
1.8T - In 1000 Miles 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100
Spark Plugs-replace           X           X           X    
V-Belt-replace                               X        
Ribbed Belt-replace                               X        
Timing Belt-replace****                                        
V6, V8 - In 1000 Miles 8 16 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 80 88 96 104 112 120 128 136 144 152 160
Spark Plugs-replace       X       X       X       X       X
Ribbed Belt-replace                 X                 X    
Timing Belt-replace                         X              
Timing Belt Tensioner Roller-replace ^                         X              

*First service only
**Replace every 2 years, regardless of mileage
***TT quattro only
****105,000 miles
^A4, A6 only


Other Services Offered

  • Engine Repair
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electrical Diagnostic and Repair
  • Complete Exhaust Repair
  • Emissions Failures Repair
  • Brakes & Shocks/Struts
  • Suspension Front/Rear
  • Coolant System Flush (every 2-3 years)
  • Pre-Purchase Evaluation/Health Check
  • Health Check With Scanner Test
We service only European cars. Some repairs cannot be priced out over the phone without seeing the vehicle first but we will always try our best to answer your questions.

Note: Please consult your Owner's Manual for complete information.