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Early Octavia belt change?

Asked by Lawrie Carroll

The handbook for my 2008 Skoda Octavia DSG diesel states that the toothed belt should be changed at 150,000 km, but a VW specialist service centre, and my local garage, in whom I have faith have told me that my car is overdue for the change even though it has only done 96,000 km. What is the correct, or safe way to proceed?

Answered by CarsGuide

14 Nov 2014 Carsguide.com.au

I believe VW introduced a recommendation to change the belt every four years to prevent belt failures, and I would guess that the recommendation from your mechanics is based on the fact that your car is six years old. Quiz them by all means, but I would err on the side of caution and have the belt changed.

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