My car has only 36,000 miles on it, but the dealer is recommending I replace the timing belt because it is now 7 years old, and that is the recommendation in the manual. Do I need to do it this soon, given the low mileage? My quote is about $3,000!!
Timing Belt on 2003 Audi A4 Quattro
by Visitor in Alexandria, VA on March 22, 2010
ANSWER by hemicuda on March 22, 2010
The dealer is right because of the age of the belt, but you can compare prices here www.repairpal.com/estimator and get another estimate here www.repairpal.com/directory best to have a couple of estimates for a job of this size
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