I am a new WRX owner (02) and looking for a good place (would like to avoid dealers) to take my car in for some maintenance. The car has 102K and I want to have the timing belt and water pump replaced along with any other items that go with that. Just purchased the car used from a local dealer. Its a one owner car but don't have the maintenance history so I am going by the things needed at this mileage point.
So I am asking for some advice:
1) what else should be done while replacing the timing belt and should I be looking or listening for other items that may need to be replaced. I want to take care of the most critical first (not a lot of money)
2) I was told that P&L Motorsports in Franklin Park, IL is a good place. I did contact them via email and they sounded fair. I live in the northwest chicagoland suburbs.
Thanks for your advice and I just want to say this forum has some great information.