Cambelt kit change

The cambelt (also known as the timing-belt) is one of the hardest working parts in your engine. The role of your cambelt is to ensure all major components of your engine are synchronised. If you do not get your cambelt changed you risk the belt snapping and / or a collision of engine components. This damage to your engine as result of not changing your cambelt can be both substantial and expensive.

Please refer to the video that shows the potential consequences if you do not change your cambelt. 

When you bring your vehicle to Lancaster Volkswagen we can provide your car with expertise from our brand trained technicians. All of our technicians have access to the latest information, tools and technology from Volkswagen designed for your vehicle. We will only ever use genuine Volkswagen parts with a two years parts and labour warranty (excluding wear and tear items). In addition, every time we see your vehicle we will carry out a comprehensive visual vehicle health check at no extra cost to ensure your car is in top condition. We will even send you a video of this.

Fixed price servicing is available for Volkswagens from 3 to 15 years old and up to and including 2.0 litre engines. The price you see is the price you pay as all prices are inclusive of parts, oil, labour and VAT.


ReplacementPrice (inclusive of parts, labour and VAT)Price Match Guarantee
Cambelt and tensioner replacement £429.00
Cambelt, tensioner and waterpump replacement £479.00


Our Price Promise

You are welcome to bring us a like-for-like quote at check in from any garage within five miles and we will match it. The quote must include genuine Volkswagen parts. You cannot say fairer than that.

Why does my car need a cambelt change?

The cambelt is vital for the running of your engine. If you do not get your cambelt changed the belt can snap and you risk collision of engine components. This can cause significant damage to your engine which could be very expensive to repair. During the cambelt replacement, the tensioners also need replacing in order to prevent future failure due to reusing old and potentially worn parts.

The cambelt shows no signs of damage and due to being tensioned it can not be checked for signs of wear and damage. That is why we recommend getting your cambelt changed every 4-5 years (4 years for cars registered before September 2009, 5 years after). If you are a high mileage driver you may need to change your cambelt earlier.

Why does my waterpump need changing?

The waterpump works very closely to the cambelt and tensioners as it pumps the coolant around the engine. Replacing the water pump at the same time as the tensioners and cambelt reduces the risk of the pump leaking and causing contamination within the engine. If the waterpump is left leaking it can seize which will result in the engine overheating and causing damage to engine components which can be costly.

Why should I get my cambelt (and waterpump) changed at Lancaster Volkswagen?

  • Changing your tensioners is part of our cambelt change.
  • All of our technicians are Volkswagen trained with access to the latest Volkswagen tools and technology.
  • Special offer pricing with our fixed price maintenance for Volkswagens 3-15 years old, up to and including 2.0 litre engines.
  • Comprehensive visual vehicle health checks are included to ensure your vehicle is in top condition.
  • Genuine Volkswagen parts will only be used with a two years parts and labour warranty (excluding wear and tear items).
  • Complimentary wash and vacuum for every vehicle.
  • £12.00 per day administration fee on our courtesy vehicles.
  • Collection and delivery at no charge.
  • CitNow videos: We will send a talk-through video of your car taken by your technician.
  • Price Promise: We promise to price match any garage within five miles that uses genuine Volkswagen parts.
  • No hidden costs: All our prices are inclusive of parts, labour and VAT.

To book your cambelt (and waterpump) change, please contact us via phone, email or click the enquiry button below.

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Terms and conditions

Fixed pricing is for Volkswagen 3-15 years old, up to and including 2.0 litre vehicles. Prices quoted are inclusive of labour, parts and VAT and valid until 31st January 2017 (subject to change). This pricing excludes any additional items in the scheduled cambelt and waterpump change that may be identified. When the manufacturer’s warranty expires the parts and labour warranty will be applied immediately – excluding wear and tear items. For the terms and conditions relating to Volkswagen fixed price servicing please contact your Lancaster Volkswagen retailer. References to the Jardine Motors Group includes Lancaster plc, Lancaster Motor Company Limited, Lancaster Cars Limited, Lancaster Luxury Vehicles Limited, Lancaster Specialist Cars Limited and Lancaster Sports Cars Limited.

Lancaster Motor Company Limited, Lancaster Cars Limited, Lancaster Luxury Vehicles Limited, Lancaster Specialist Cars Limited and Lancaster Sports Cars Limited are all authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for credit-related regulated activities and insurance mediation activities. Telephone calls may be recorded for quality and training purposes.