The Boot Camp VW maintenance training course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn to repair and maintain their air-cooled Volkswagen.

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.

If you want to understand how your classic VW works, learn new skills or simply refresh your knowledge, it’s a great day out and thoroughly recommended by past attendees.

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The Boot Camp VW maintenance training course runs approximately six times a year. It covers basic maintenance, servicing, fault-finding and emergency repairs, in a laid-back, fun environment. The maintenance course runs from 8.30am until mid-afternoon, with breakfast, lunch and refreshments included.

Each Boot Camp is packed full of tips and advice 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 into brief hiccup.

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 and why
  • How to service your air-cooled engine
  • Common breakdowns and how to avoid them
  • Mechanical overview of various air-cooled VWs
  • 'Ask the Experts’ session
  • Tour of the Type 2 Detectives workshop
  • As well as numerous other tips and advice