Cambelt Intervals

Our recommended cambelt replacement intervals
Volkswagen cambelt intervals vary depending on model and in our opinion can often be too long, which can lead to extensive and expensive engine damage.


We recommend the following cambelt replacement intervals:

Model Interval
1.4 / 1.6 16v 40k Miles or 4 Years
1.6 / 2.0 8v 60k Miles or 4 Years
1.6 / 2.0 TDI CR 75k Miles or 5 Years
1.8T 20V 60k Miles or 4 Years
2.0 / 2.0T 20V 60k Miles or 4 Years
2.0 FSI / FSI T 80k Miles or 4 Years
2.4 / 2.8 V6 Petrol 80k Miles or 4 Years
3 / 4 Cyl TDI PD 40k – 60k Miles or 4 Years (depending on model)
4 Cyl 2.0 TDI PD 80k Miles or 4 Years
4 Cyl TDI (non PD) 60k Miles or 4 Years
5 Cyl TDI (e.g. T4) 80k Miles or 4 Years
6 Cyl TDI V6 80k Miles or 4 Years
When phoning around for quotes for your servicing or cambelt, does the price give you everything you need?

We ensure you are getting value for money and reliability from your car at all times:

In addition to replacing the Cambelt, it is equally important to inspect all Tensioners, Idle Rollers and associated parts, as these are just as prone to wear and failure as the belt itself.

On most late Volkswagen Audi Group vehicles, the Cambelt also drives the Water Pump. Therefore, where applicable, all our inspections include a visual check of the water pump and we will contact you should a replacement be necessary.

Auxiliary drive belts do not have a specific replacement interval so are usually replaced at the same time as the Cambelt. We will advise if any replacements are necessary.

All Cambelt Kits, Water Pumps and Auxiliary drive belts we use are Genuine VAG parts which come with a 2 Year Warranty.