The cambelt (or timing belt) is a critical part of your engines design, connecting the valvetrain to the crankshaft. The cambelt is considered a perishable item and must be replaced at the appropriate intervals to avoid extensive damage to the engine.
- How often does it need to be changed? All Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda cambelts must be replaced every 4 – 5 years (4 years for cars registered before September 2009 or 5 years thereafter) or at the mileage stated in the service schedule.
- Whats included? At VDS we believe in doing the job right first time, therefore we only use genuine approved parts. Where applicable we will replace the cambelt, tensioner, idle rollers and water pump along with the auxiliary drive belt and refill the cooling system with new genuine VAG G13 antifreeze. To ensure total piece of mind all genuine parts are covered by a manufaturers 2 year warranty.
- Why have your cambelt replaced at VDS? We have over 15 years experience of replacing VW/Audi cambelts as well as all the genuine tools required. Many of the late models timing belts cannot be done without these tools. Incorrect fitment or alignment can cause premature failure and major damage. With labour rates less than half of that of the main delears we are able to offer a reassuring service at a price thats affordable.
Some VAG models utilise a timing chain instead of a timing belt. These do not have a replacement interval as they are designed to be ‘service-free’. However in todays ever demanding environment we are seeing an increasing amount of timing chain failures. This can often be noticed by the illumination of the engine management light (EML) or unusual noises from the engine particularly on start up.
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At VDS we have years of experience of replacing Volkswagen/Audi timing chains from the 1.4 and 1.6 TSI to the 4.2 V8 engines and have invested in the special tools required as well as having access to the manufacturers repair information.
If you are unsure of when your timing belt is due please get in touch and we will advise you accordingly.