Hi everyone, '97 Golf, original owner, 85,000 miles, well maintained. We will be taking a 4,000 trip next month so I'll be having everything checked out before we go. I've just got new tires and brakes and the clutch is good. My concern is the timing belt. VW doesn't seem to have an opinion on maintenance for the belt. Is there a way to check the condition of the belt? Should I just have a new one installed? Any idea of cost for this (will have to go to dealer or very good mechanic to have done)? The car runs perfectly and has been one of my most trouble-free VWs ever.
Thanks for your time.
Sunday, January 22nd, 2006 AT 12:50 PM