VW Volkswagen Cambelt Change £299 @ Volkswagen dealerships
-28°Expired

VW Volkswagen Cambelt Change £299 @ Volkswagen dealerships

28
Found 15th Feb 2016
£299 for a cambelt change from a VW Main dealer. Probably worth also getting the water pump replaced at the same time, and this will then be £349. As this is a main dealer and prices published on web, its likely any other VW main dealer closer to you is likely to price match.

I know this looks expensive, but its better than their regular prices. Some smaller local garages may be slightly cheaper, but for a main dealer this is rather good in my opinion.

28 Comments

How is this a deal if you can get it done cheaper elsewhere? Is £299 reduced from a higher price to make it a deal?

Original Poster

stuarthanley

How is this a deal if you can get it done cheaper elsewhere? Is £299 … How is this a deal if you can get it done cheaper elsewhere? Is £299 reduced from a higher price to make it a deal?


Yes, its reduced from a higher price. Cambelt change from maindealer otherwise is over £400.

Most VW dealers will price match any local garage (as long as they are using genuine VW parts). Got my cambelt and waterpump changed for £200+vat

what's the warranty behind smaller garages tho, when the main dealer has done the work and something goes bang then your guaranteed a costly engine rebuild done with genuine parts. all vw engines are interfere engines so even in a best possible outcome your talking valves that cost around 40 each! bit of heat for you

Original Poster

MIB15

Most VW dealers will price match any local garage (as long as they are … Most VW dealers will price match any local garage (as long as they are using genuine VW parts). Got my cambelt and waterpump changed for £200+vat


you got a good deal there, they will normally price match upto 5 miles and a written quotation showing genuine vw parts will be used. If you can find a garage giving those details and a good price then its all good. I asked my local garage and he said it will cost me approx 350, so thought this worked out better.

This is a good price for a cambelt change from the main dealer, at least you know they will do it properly (and if they don't you will be able to take it back for them to fix it)......should be HOT

MIB15

This is a good price for a cambelt change from the main dealer, at least … This is a good price for a cambelt change from the main dealer, at least you know they will do it properly (and if they don't you will be able to take it back for them to fix it)......should be HOT



​Don't think its a forgone conclusion that main dealers do everything properly. Probably better than Kwik fit or Halfords but that's not saying much!

gazdoubleu

​Don't think its a forgone conclusion that main dealers do everything p … ​Don't think its a forgone conclusion that main dealers do everything properly. Probably better than Kwik fit or Halfords but that's not saying much!



Yes, there has been some disasters from main dealers, especially if they give the routine jobs to the apprentice. And some independent garages have some real experienced guys who take total pride in their work.

Edited by: "androoski" 15th Feb 2016

£429 is the fixed price cambelt change from VWs page so this is a deal.

Hopefully this kind of deal is available next year when my one is due.

On my last car the local garages couldn't touch the £429 from VW when I told them that I wanted genuine VW parts only.

Having the receipt for the timing belt being changed makes the car easier to sell later on too.

Con. To simply offer cambelt only is false economy water pump included should be the offer.

ssc1

Con. From the dealer should include water pump in the deal.



Really!!.

Some dealers have been running the £299 price for a while now so not that much of a deal but do yet a 2 year warranty from a backstreet garage?.

Original Poster

ssc1

Con. To simply offer cambelt only is false economy water pump included … Con. To simply offer cambelt only is false economy water pump included should be the offer.


Well, as mentioned, you can pay the £50 extra and get water pump changed at same time.

Wash and Vac plus 2 years warranty. I used the main dealer for the cam belt change on our Sharan as it was cheaper than my local indy could do the job - good deal

VWs need cambelt changing every 4 years much to my surprise when I took my Golf in for a service. Ford's seem to last 10 years.
I was told by VW that my Golfs tyres were feathering on the inner edge and this was due to too much steering. I tried steering less but taking corners was challenging.
Back on topic it's a deal I guess.

Jez1970

VWs need cambelt changing every 4 years much to my surprise when I took … VWs need cambelt changing every 4 years much to my surprise when I took my Golf in for a service. Ford's seem to last 10 years. I was told by VW that my Golfs tyres were feathering on the inner edge and this was due to too much steering. I tried steering less but taking corners was challenging. Back on topic it's a deal I guess.



you should never go with the top end of any cam belt recommendation, the companies always put it in the small print that its when they recommend, wouldn't run a any car for 10 years with the same cam belt. had one go at 30K on a car that had done very low mileage for its age and its not worth going it.

this is a good price in our area the VW specialists will charge this, but as other said pay the extra £50 for the water pump. If a belt snaps you will have more comeback with the VW dealer than you would with the specialist.

this is site is good to check when yours is needed
mytimingbelt.com/

eslick

you should never go with the top end of any cam belt recommendation, the … you should never go with the top end of any cam belt recommendation, the companies always put it in the small print that its when they recommend, wouldn't run a any car for 10 years with the same cam belt. had one go at 30K on a car that had done very low mileage for its age and its not worth going it. this is a good price in our area the VW specialists will charge this, but as other said pay the extra £50 for the water pump. If a belt snaps you will have more comeback with the VW dealer than you would with the specialist.this is site is good to check when yours is neededhttp://www.mytimingbelt.com/



​So since VW recommend every 4 years you'd change every 2 or 3 then? Gets a bit pricey though.

eslick

you should never go with the top end of any cam belt recommendation, the … you should never go with the top end of any cam belt recommendation, the companies always put it in the small print that its when they recommend, wouldn't run a any car for 10 years with the same cam belt. had one go at 30K on a car that had done very low mileage for its age and its not worth going it. this is a good price in our area the VW specialists will charge this, but as other said pay the extra £50 for the water pump. If a belt snaps you will have more comeback with the VW dealer than you would with the specialist.this is site is good to check when yours is neededhttp://www.mytimingbelt.com/



​So since VW recommend every 4 years you'd change every 2 or 3 then? Gets a bit pricey though.

Bad experience with vw cambelt change after they broke the idler and tried to charge me a small fortune to repair and fix it. Burton on Trent VW a place to avoid I'm afraid!

Great price

This is the advertised price on the site so this deal is excellent saving. "Cambelt Change and Water Pump: £479"

The parts can bought for less than £200, on avg around £150. so £200 for fitting them is a bit steep.

Jez1970

​So since VW recommend every 4 years you'd change every 2 or 3 then? G … ​So since VW recommend every 4 years you'd change every 2 or 3 then? Gets a bit pricey though.



I would recommend following VW advice. Vehicles registered before September 2009 would be 4 years . vehicles after that will be 5 years.
Although I haven't changed my Golfs belt yet and it's a 2008

Blimey, last time I had a cambelt change was about 3yr ago on my Audi, was charged £120 with tensioner all in at independent.

Most garages do the old cut in half trick anyway where you simply cut half the belt off, slack the tensioner off slightly, slip new belt over forcing old belt off, and re tension. About 1/2 hour job, then charge maybe 3 hours labour.

MonkeysUncle

Blimey, last time I had a cambelt change was about 3yr ago on my Audi, … Blimey, last time I had a cambelt change was about 3yr ago on my Audi, was charged £120 with tensioner all in at independent. Most garages do the old cut in half trick anyway where you simply cut half the belt off, slack the tensioner off slightly, slip new belt over forcing old belt off, and re tension. About 1/2 hour job, then charge maybe 3 hours labour.



​are you sure it was a cambelt? may have been a timing belt for instance.

izakamakazi

Really!!.Some dealers have been running the £299 price for a while now so … Really!!.Some dealers have been running the £299 price for a while now so not that much of a deal but do yet a 2 year warranty from a backstreet garage?.


should include the water pump in the deal there should not be an option to pay extra and get the water pump done too. im not saying dont go to a main dealer read my post.

Jez1970

​So since VW recommend every 4 years you'd change every 2 or 3 then? G … ​So since VW recommend every 4 years you'd change every 2 or 3 then? Gets a bit pricey though.



£350 or an engine rebuild of thousands, as they say do the.....:) they used to say it would be ok to go past the mileage but they now say as much stress is put on the belt even at lower mileages. Don't go to the extreme of 2 years but do it before the 4 year recommendation.

ssc1

should include the water pump in the deal there should not be an option … should include the water pump in the deal there should not be an option to pay extra and get the water pump done too. im not saying dont go to a main dealer read my post.



Why should they include the water pump at that price...to do it for £299 the parts are sold at cost plus 10%, there is no room for further reductions like including the water pump.

Oh yeah....read my post, I did not imply that you were saying do not go to a dealer!. My reply to you was REALLY!!!.
The rest of the post was stating fact.

Thanks for your reply

izakamakazi

Why should they include the water pump at that price...to do it for £299 … Why should they include the water pump at that price...to do it for £299 the parts are sold at cost plus 10%, there is no room for further reductions like including the water pump.Oh yeah....read my post, I did not imply that you were saying do not go to a dealer!. My reply to you was REALLY!!!.The rest of the post was stating fact.Thanks for your reply



Er where did I say the pump should be included for that price? There simply should not be the option to have a water pump replaced also on a separate offer. Just have one offer on the cambelt which includes the pump for an X amount.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text