Expert Audi & VW Repair Services Agoura Hills
What Is the difference between a timing belt and timing chain?
The most obvious difference between a timing belt or timing chain is that belts are made of rubber and chains are made from metal chains. They ultimately do the same job in a vehicle by connecting the engines crankshaft to the camshaft.
At our Audi & VW Performance shop, we offer top-quality timing chain replacement services that are designed to keep your engine running at its best. Our team of experts has 20+ years of experience working with these vehicles, and we only use the best parts available. With our service, you can expect less engine noise and vibration, and a longer-lasting timing chain that will keep your vehicle running smoothly for years to come.
Timing Belt Replacement
Timing belts are typically less expensive and were used more frequently in vehicles up until the late 1990s. You’ll need more frequent checkups and should get a belt replacement every 60,000-100,000 miles, depending on your vehicle.
How to know when you should get your timing belt replaced?
• The #1 indicator is mileage
• If your vehicle has sat in storage for some time, with temperature fluctuations a timing belt can experience cracking
• When you’re driving and the engine stalls
Save Money on Repairs With Maintenance
At Four Rings we take timing belt replacement seriously. If your timing belt breaks, your engine is at risk for major damage. When the camshaft stops turning, some engine valves will be stuck open, and your pistons will continue moving. In an interference engine, this can result in bent valves or worse engine damage. Replacement ahead of time is so much cheaper than repairing the damage caused by a broken timing belt.
Audi and VW Models We Service
We at Four Rings Performance are able to do any and all repairs on your Audi or Volkswagen vehicles. Models that we service are:
RS3, RS4, RS5, RS6, RS7, TTRS, Q3, Q5, Q7, Q8, SQ5, SQ8 and R8
VW Passat, Taos, Tiguan, Arteon, Atlas, Golf GTI, ID.4, Jetta, Touran, Toureg, Beetle and UP!
Master Guild Certified Mechanic
Brian May (owner) is not only a Master Guild Certified Audi and Volkswagen technician, but he’s also known for being honest and would never suggest a repair that you vehicle doesn’t actually need.
From timing belt replacements to comprehensive repairs, we have you covered. Contact Brian in Agoura Hills, CA at (818) 889-1245 or Click to email here.
We serve the following communities: Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Malibu, and throughout Ventura County and Los Angeles County.
What our customers are saying..
“I had purchased a 2013 Audi that had a lot more issues than I was expecting (see my previous review). I brought it in to Brian at Four Rings and got a quote significantly lower than dealer service pricing. I left my car there for about a week and got my car back in great shape and plan to bring it in for any of my future service needs.”
– Jason W., West Hill, CA / 5 Stars Yelp
“I’m am so happy that I found this gem closer to my place. I still have the extended warranty for my 2016 A6, so going to the dealership may seem like a good option. But the convenience of not having to wait for a long time to get an appointment, not to mention the amount of money you can save, especially with all the price hike for almost everything. Brian has great experience with Audi’s and VW’s. He over delivers and very honest in terms of what needs to be done and what can wait. I’m excited to have another Audi as my next car now that I found a local independent shop who really cares.”
– Jason R., Los Angeles, CA / 5 Stars Yelp
“Brian was very responsive, competent and fair in his approach to fixing our 2010 Audi A4 (110K miles). He gave me a fair price for a lot of work to fix an engine leak while taking into account my desire to not pour more money into this car than it may be worth. He also performed the same 30K service on my wife’s Porsche Macan that would have cost me twice as much at a dealer. Highly recommend Four Rings for reliable and honest work!”
– Dan W., Calabasas, CA / 5 Stars Yelp