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.

  VW Service Intervals  
VW Important services needed to maintain your Golf, Jetta, Passat, Beetle or Van according to VW's periodic schedule guidelines using original parts.

Most VW owners are proud of their cars, and often depend on them to go about their daily life. For your Volkswagen to provide mile after mile of trouble-free driving, let us do the required service to your VW car.

Our VW service technicians are fully trained professionals who use only genuine VW parts, so you get the best service possible for your Volkswagen. Their experience in fitting trusted VW parts means that your VW will keep running longer, and reduce your future repair costs.

TDI - In 1000 Miles 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105
Engine Oil - change X X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X  
Engine Filter - change X X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X  
Water Sep. - drain X X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X  
Timing Belt - check condition X X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X  
Fuel Filter - replace       X       X       X       X       X  
Timing Belt - replace†                       X                  
Timing Belt Tensioner - replace***                       X                  
1.8T - In 1000 Miles 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105
Engine Oil - change X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Engine Filter - change X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
V-Belt - replace                               X          
Spark Plugs - replace               X               X          
Timing Belt - check condition               X               X          
Timing Belt - replace                                         X
Timing Belt Tensioner - replace                                         X
2.0 - In 1000 Miles 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105
Engine Oil - change X X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X  
Engine Filter - change X X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X  
Spark Plugs - replace       X       X       X       X       X  
Timing Belt - check condition               X               X          
VR6 - In 1000 Miles 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105
Engine Oil - change X X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X  
Engine Filter - change X X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X  
Spark Plugs - replace               X               X          
V6 - In 1000 Miles 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105
Engine Oil - change X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Engine Filter - change X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Spark Plugs - replace               X               X          
Timing Belt - check condition               X               X          
Timing Belt - replace                                         X
Timing Belt Tensioner - replace                                         X
All Cars - In 1000 Miles 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105
W/W Fluid - 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  
Auto-Shift Lock - check   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X  
Brake System - check   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X  
Wheels - rotate front to rear   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X  
Battery - check electrolyte level       X       X       X       X       X  
Manual Trans. - check for leaks       X       X       X       X       X  
Automatic Trans. - check for leaks       X       X       X       X       X  
Tires/Spare - check condition       X       X       X       X       X  
Drive Shafts - check boots       X       X       X       X       X  
OBD - check DTC memory       X       X       X       X       X  
Door Check Straps - lubricate       X       X       X       X       X  
During Road Test       X       X       X       X       X  
After Road Test       X       X       X       X       X  
Air Cleaner** - replace filter               X               X          
Cooling System - check level       X       X       X       X       X  
V-Belt - check tension/condition               X               X          
Ribbed Belt - check condition               X               X          
Front Axle - check               X               X          
Check ATF and diff. level               X               X          
Automatic Trans. AFT - replace                       X                  

*Where applicable
**Two years or 40,000 miles
***Recommended; replace once only
^ Recommended
Brake Fluid - change every 2 years regardless of mileage.
*Air Bag System - check for function and damage after 4 years, 8 years and every 2 years thereafter


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.