Audi Centres are now offering free MOT testing for the life of the vehicle for any Audi model which undergoes a cam belt replacement by Audi approved technicians. The offer is fully transferable to subsequent owners, who can also take advantage of free MOTs at participating Audi Centres at any point in the vehicle’s life.
Audi UK recommends changing the cam belt once the mileage specified in the Audi service schedule is reached or at every five-year interval, whichever comes first. One of the hardest-working components in the engine, the toothed rubber belt can deteriorate over time, ultimately leading to cracks, rips and tears, and in the worst case scenario, it can snap whilst the car is running. Major engine damage can result which can be extremely expensive and time-consuming to remedy.
For Audi models up to 2.0-litres in engine size, a fixed price cam belt replacement costs £449, increasing to £599 for engines over 2.0-litres (excluding RS models).
During the cam belt replacement, the engine is disassembled and the belt itself replaced along with the cam belt tensioner. Only genuine Audi parts are used, and once reassembly is complete, each vehicle is given a thorough road test before the job is recorded in the service book.
A free vehicle health check will be conducted with the benefit of the very latest Audi software updates whenever required and customers can benefit from the Audi Cam video-based diagnostic service, through which Audi technicians can send customers video footage of any other problems that are identified whilst their car is being worked on.Published 9 June 2014