Since the internal combustion engine was first invented all cars have had a timing belt or chain installed in them. In the Audi and Volkswagen, the timing chain has been present from the mid 2000s. Although they may be a relatively old technology compared to other components and systems in modern cars, they serve a vital role in keeping your car running smoothly. If you believe that your timing chain may be failing then we advise you to contact us as soon as possible since a worn out timing chain can eventually lead to catastrophic engine failure.
What Is a Timing Chain?
A timing chain – which is comprised of a series of links similar to those found on a bicycle chain – is a crucial component of your Audi or VW engine. If it were not present, your high end European vehicle would be useless. The timing chain allows the camshaft, balance shaft and [...]
Pothole season has arrived and that means many cars are on the road, right now, with one or more broken coil springs. Often, you will not even notice!
The coil springs allow the wheels and suspension to move vertically, while also holding up the body of the car. The length of the spring determines the car’s ride height, so if a spring brakes, the car will sit lower. The coil springs usually rust at the bottom where they attach to the suspension. They fit into a notch that tends to hold water, causing the bottom coil to rust and brake off. Since only a small portion brakes off, it’s not always obvious or noticeable.
A broken spring will affect the wheel alignment and can cause a rattling noise. It can be a safety issue because when a coil spring is broken, it is possible for it to become dislodged when going over a bump, and [...]