Volkswagen Timing Belt Replacement
Why should you have your repairs done by a VW Specialist?
I’ve heard from different people that Volkswagens are expensive to repair and that parts are difficult to find. My answer is usually, “Not if you know where to take them.” Over the last thirty years in car sales and the last five years concentrating on selling Volkswagen almost exclusively, I’ve learned a few things. We have seen most of the common problems so there are very few repairs I haven’t done. The biggest mistake I see is taking your VW to a general repair garage rather than a VW specialist.
These are the reasons why you seek out a VW Specialist:
1. They know where to source parts, either new or used at good prices and at a reasonable cost. When you are repairing the same make and model all the time they have usually done their homework at sourcing out the common parts that they need to do the repairs.
2. Repairing the same model day after day means they have done the common repair jobs ie: timing belt replacement, brakes, front end, electrical, etc., many times. This has two advantages. It’s done right the first time and it’s done reasonably quickly.
3. When you have unusual problems crop up, there’s a better chance that a VW specialist has seen this problem already and they know what is required to fix it. If they haven’t seen the problem, they’re probably hooked into a specialty site like VW Vortex where they can post the problem and have dozens of VW techs offer dozens of solutions.