- Mar 18, 2007
Hi All, My my18 Leon is off to the dealer today for a service and as its now 5 years old, a new cam belt. They're keeping the car for 2 days to do this. I should get it back tomorrow afternoon all going well. Reason I ask is last time I had this done on my previous Leon, the same dealer did the service and belt on the same day and I got it back that night. Job didn't go as planned there as the next morning, I got a couple of minutes from home and the tensioner failed with the outcome being a new engine fitted at Seat's expense. That was a couple of years back, I have a thread regarding that experience on the forum. Has something changed in that time period that requires the dealership to keep the car for 2 days? Has procedure changed for a cam belt change? Also, I know that inflation etc is having an effect on everything nowadays, but the cam belt change is gonna cost me £768 iirc. The last time it was just over £500, that's quite a jump in price. Fingers crossed however that when I get my car back tomorrow, everything goes ok. I don't want a repeat of what happened 2 years ago. Really got to get this job done at the dealers for the peace of mind of the 5 year warranty that goes with the job. Any thoughts anyone?