Cambelt Change | Ridgeway SKODA

What we do and why?​

Why does it need to be changed?

The cambelt is one of the hardest working components in your engine. It's a rubber-toothed belt that drives major parts of the engine and keeps everything synchronised. Changing it prevents snaps, cracks and tears which in turn minimises the risk of major engine damage.

How often does it need to be changed?

Your cambelt needs changing when it reaches the age or mileage limit recommended by SKODA UK. For 59 plate vehicles and over, the recommended age for a Cambelt change is once every 5 years or at 70,000 to 140,000 miles. For 09 plate vehicles and under, it is recommended once every 4 years or at 60,000 miles. We also recommend it's changed if it is excessivley worn, cracked or contaminated with oil.

What happens if it's not changed?

The belt can go slack, causing it to snap or jump, this can cause severe damage inside the engine. The vehicle will break down and it could cost you several thousand pounds to repair.

What do we do?

We strip down the relevant components of the engine and renew the belt and cambelt tensioner. Then we reassemble the engine and road test your vehicle before recording it in your service book.


Peace of mind knowing:

  • Excessive wear to your engine and snapping of the belt have been prevented and therefore your engine life is prolonged

For more information, or to book your Cambelt change contact Ridgeway SKODA today.

Ridgeway SKODA Oxford 01865 566104

Ridgeway SKODA Newbury 01635 592315

Ridgeway SKODA Reading 0118 914 5732