Hello again, Thank you for your reply...
You asked re the change intervals for the timing belt... I therefore gave you Audi recommendations - to qualify what you have been told already - if nothing else..
I cant tell you anything different on that ... It seems it agrees with what you have been told - albeit 5000 miles difference...
Audi are not trying to re coup the costs... You have said that the car has 42,000 miles - and is 6 years old... It is therefore 1 year overdue for a timing belt.
My professional opinion then is - you need to get it changed as soon as possible..
As to options- You can use a small type garage - which will save you money over Audi charges /costs...
Other than that - there are no options - It is 1 year over due for its timing belt - and leaving it risks it breaking and causing severe engine damage.
I hope that clarifies the situation for you .
Kind Rgds - MIKE.
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Edited by Mike on 11/5/2010 at 12:36 PM EST