Your VW Audi cambelt or timing chain is one of your car’s most critical engine parts. Maintained and replaced as recommended, it works tirelessly at your car’s heart. Unfortunately, if allowed to wear and fail, or fitted incorrectly, the consequences are often expensive.
IMPORTANT: you must change your cambelt at the manufacturers’ recommended mileage interval or five years, whichever comes first. Please don’t risk your engine to try and avoid cambelt replacement costs. And don’t cut corners – genuine Audi, VW, ŠKODA or SEAT cambelts really are worth a little extra.
Because this work is so important, we understand that you’ll only entrust cambelt or timing chain work to skilled, manufacturer-trained VW Audi technicians like ours. That’s smart because, as well as knowing your Audi TDI or VW Bluemotion as well as main dealerships, our North West London team can save you money on labour.
From VW Polo cambelts to Audi R8 timing chains
Maybe you drive an ancient Polo (cambelt), or the latest Audi R8 (timing chain). Either way, correct cambelt or timing chain work is vital for your peace of mind. And to avoid expensive engine damage. As one of West London’s top cambelt change specialists, we can help:
With cambelts, timing chains or any valvetrain work, labour is a big part of the bill. Fortunately, our labour rates are up to 50% less than at main dealers. Peace of mind and the continued health of your car’s engine begins when you contact us about your VAG cambelt change or timing chain repair.
Cambelt changes are complex enough on small engines. But this maintenance is much more involved on big six- and eight-cylinder powerplants such as the 4.2-litre V8 on some Audi A8 models.
Then there are the ultra-sophisticated two-stage chain drives on Audi V10 engines. Maintained correctly, you shouldn’t need to replace them until very high mileages. When you do, make sure your technician is the best…
By the way, entrusting us with your car for cambelt or timing chain work doesn’t mean losing main dealer benefits. We’re fully licensed for the same access to the worldwide VW Audi Offboard Diagnostic Information System (ODIS) or the Audi Digital Service Schedule!
When we work on your VW Golf, Audi A3/A4 cambelt, or timing chain, you pay less but get more than at main dealers. Naturally, all work is done by VAG-trained technicians, using VAG-approved equipment and genuine VAG parts. And as we keep saying, our labour rates are usually much lower than main dealers – without compromising service or quality.
As our reviews show, exceptional communication, personal service and integrity is our norm. From first contact, through cambelt change, road testing and handover, we’ll treat you and your vehicle with respect. When you visit for a cambelt replacement, you’ll be looked after personally by the technician assigned to your vehicle.
They’ll be a highly-trained specialist who’s worked on petrol and diesel Audis and VWs for years– mainly with us. And don’t be surprised if your technician is one of our owners. They’re very ‘hands-on’ and prefer workshops to offices. After hours, you’ll often find them working on their own high-performance Audi and VW cars!
Maybe that’s why customers love us. And why they bring Audis and Volkswagens to us from across England (as well as London) for cambelt changes or timing chain repairs. Of course, we never forget our valued local customers. They like having our skills and experience nearby at cambelt replacement time.
‘These guys are amazing and extremely knowledgeable. They replaced my timing chains, dual-mass flywheel and clutch with no problem! A major job which they made easy! I will definitely be returning for my annual service’ – Andre Bourne (via Google Reviews)
If you’re like our other customers, we’re sure you’ll value our knowledge and practical experience with VW and Audi cambelts and timing chains. From cold-start rattles on VAG 1.2 TSI petrol engines (call us fast!) to the nuances of high-performance Audi RS6 cambelt changes or W12 valvetrains, we can help.
Because we live and breathe Audi VW, you’ll be amazed what we know to keep them running. We’re more than just cambelt change specialists. We’re the key to getting more pleasure, economy, reliability and performance from VAG vehicles.
Not only do we know what we’re doing and charge fairly, but we communicate clearly in plain English, Polish and several other languages. We often email reports, pictures and video to customers to show our findings too. It helps you understand any cambelt or timing chain issue on your Golf GTE Hybrid or Audi TT when you’re at your office desk.
Have you noticed that we’re refreshingly different to so many garages offering cambelt changes? You may consider our approach exceptional (many customers do). However, to us, ‘exceptional’ is just normal. We’ll prove it when you entrust your car to us.
Maybe it’s clear communication that repeatedly brings customers back from Greater London, the Home Counties, Birmingham, Oxford and Manchester.
Or our integrity and transparency, backed by the reassuring two-year parts and labour guarantee that’s standard on our cambelt changes and timing chain work. And everything else we do too! From a complete engine overhaul to fitting new Passat estate wiper blades.
From a classic Volkswagen Beetle cabriolet to the latest Audi RS range, discerning owners bring VW and Audi cars here. That’s because they know we follow manufacturers’ workshop procedures. And because we always use genuine parts when we change cambelts or timing chains.
Sadly, we often see other garages take shortcuts with work. Cambelt changes are no place to cut corners or skimp. That’s why we always change water pumps, cambelt tensioners, rollers, coolant and fanbelts at the same time as cambelts. It costs more, but not as much as a new engine…
What’s more, we often fix previously unresolved issues for a fraction of what customers have already spent elsewhere. Or what they’ve been quoted just to ‘take the engine out and diagnose a problem’.
Because of this, we’re never surprised when customers become repeat customers and ‘family friends’. We’re proud of being part of our local community; a friendly family business in Harrow, Middlesex.
“I just want to say thank you to all team from your garage. Top job ,really helpful and professional staff. Will used only you for any problem with my A8. ...
“I have been coming here for less than a year now with two previous cars vw gti and an Aldi A5 and have no bad service as they always preform ...
“I took my Audi Q7 in today to have the A.C. fixed as there was a leak. Service is very professional, fast and efficient. Will definitely be returning.”
“Highly recommended, very experienced Audi Technicians. Thx for Kris for taking care of my active cruise control radar in my A8.”
“I took my R8 for a service, throughly professionals, done a brilliant job and a very reasonably price. Will definitely be returning in the future.”
“Incredible….thanks for fixing my S5, it amazing now. anyone reading this and looking for a reason to take your car to Audi VW SC, DO IT !!! Why did it ...
“Excellent work with very good customer service. The team at vw and audi breathe the life back into my car. Top work.”
“Had my bora v5 service here all I can say top job boyz keep up the good work”
Unlike dealerships that ‘can’t do a cambelt change for weeks’, we won’t make you wait. Our lead-time for cambelt changes is usually under three days. And we’ll always do what we can to accommodate emergency requests. Perhaps you just bought a car, discovered it’s way over the recommended cambelt change interval, and are about to go away. Call us, we’ll do whatever we can to help.
Fact: cambelt change on complex six- or eight-cylinder engines can take anything up to nine hours. Because our labour rates are up to 50% less than at main dealers, this makes a big difference for you. What’s more, our reassuring two-year parts and labour guarantee is standard. Of course, you’re unlikely to need it, because our ‘right-first-time record’ is excellent.
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