Absolute Quality Control Through A Direct Supply Chain
Our partner, Schaeffler Group Automotive, is one of Germany's and Europe's largest industrial automotive companies who have been manufacturing timing belt components under the OFFICIAL O.E. INA brand for decades. Partnership with an O.E. manufacturer means Blauparts can ensure absolute quality control through a direct supply chain. >> Read more about Schaeffler.
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Are you wondering why your Audi A3 timing belt tensioner components didn't last as long as the original? Where did you get your parts? A large online marketplace, selling everything from used goods to sports memorabilia? Or a huge automobile parts store that sells auto parts for every car under the sun? Many of these generic stores don't get their parts directly from the manufacturer and source their parts from unknown suppliers. There is a possibility that you thought you were getting a name-brand part, but in fact received a counterfeit.
Did you know that there is a problem with counterfeit bearings on the market. Read about Schaeffler destroying 26 tons of counterfeit rolling bearings.
You won't have to worry about counterfeit bearings with our BASE BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.™ INA Audi A3 Timing Belt Kits. A direct partnership with Schaeffler, an O.E. manufacturer, means Blauparts can ensure absolute quality control through a direct supply chain.
How To Make OFFICIAL O.E. Components Last!
Keys to the long-life of your new timing belt components after timing belt replacement.
Make your new parts last! You can expect your new BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.™ components to last the specified 90,000-110,000 mile interval if the following important steps were taken:
1) Timing belt service was performed using BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.™ components. The same timing belt and timing belt tensioner(s) that were fitted on your Audi A3 from the factory, which are engineered to meet factory interval requirements.
2) Timing belt service was performed by an experienced competent ASE certified Audi mechanic who is familiar with your specific 2.0T 16 valve engine.
3) Factory service procedures must be strictly followed. Even if installing the best parts, using improper procedures can shorten their life span. Incorrect installation or missteps during timing belt service are often done without intent and aren't noticed until further down the road. Fortunately, some common mishaps are noticed after re-assembly and during the final engine rotational timing sequences.
Various Audi A3 timing belt component life spans. In our own service facility, we've seen a few original timing belts last over 100,000 miles and others ready to break before 75,000 miles. In addition to mileage there are other factors that age the timing belt and related components. The following are some reasons why you see the difference in how long a Audi A3 timing belt and related components last: (1) un-logged engine idle times and sitting in traffic; (2) warm-up time in cold weather; (3) environmental climate factors; (4) related engine maintenance that may have been overlooked.
Related Audi A3 Timing Belt Replacement Information
Cost of ReplacementHow long does it take and how much will it cost to replace the timing belt on my Audi A3 with 2.0T engine?
Change IntervalsWhat is the factory recommended timing belt interval for Audi A3 2.0T 16 valve engines? How long will new timing belt parts last after replacement?
Special ToolsDo I need special tools to replace the timing belt on the Audi A3 2.0T engine? Can I do it without the tools?
Related ReplacementCan I just replace the timing belt? What other parts should be replaced during Audi A3 timing belt service?