The one-day Bus Boot Camp VW maintenance course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn to repair and maintain their air-cooled Volkswagen, whether camper van, Beetle or bus.

If you're a proud split-screen or bay window owner and want to learn how to maintain your vehicle to the highest level, this course is ideal. It's suitable for everyone: from beginners to those with a little more experience, and is friendly, laid back and informal.

No prior knowledge of mechanics is required. We assume no prior experience. If you want to understand how your classic VW works, learn new skills or simply refresh your knowledge and get your hands dirty, it’s a great day out and thoroughly recommended in the leading Volkswagen magazines and by past attendees.

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The one day Bus Boot Camp VW maintenance course runs approximately every six weeks through the year. It covers basic maintenance, including servicing and emergency repairs, in a laid-back and friendly environment. The maintenance course runs from 8.30am until 3.30pm, with pastries, lunch and refreshments included.

Each Boot Camp is packed full of tips and tricks and you'll leave with the 'Boot Camp Bible' so you can continue your learning journey at home. It's ideal for owners of classic VW camper vans and other vintage air-cooled Volkswagens.

Maintenance can be fun!

Simple maintenance can be fun and straightforward. In many cases, with some basic knowledge, you can turn a major roadside issue (and a long ride home on the back of an AA truck) into brief hiccup. Imagine - you could be back on the road within minutes, with a vehicle full of impressed friends and family.  

What’s more, getting to know your air-cooled classic is an important part of owning and enjoying it. Even if you're not interested in full mechanical strip-downs and engine rebuilding, having a basic knowledge of your air-cooled vehicle is hugely valuable and will arm you with peace of mind and confidence.

What's covered?

  • How to trace and repair basic electrical problems
  • An introduction to an air-cooled engine - what it does what and why
  • How to service your air-cooled engine, whether camper van or Beetle, split screen or T2
  • Common component failures and how to avoid them
  • The most common oil leaks and how to fix them
  • Hands on sessions
  • Tour of the Type 2 Detectives workshop
  • An end of the day ‘Ask the Experts’ session
  • As well as numerous other tips and tricks