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If you would like to find out how much a cambelt repair could cost, we have created the following report to demonstrate average pricing across the UK. We will also reveal which car brands have the highest and lowest average costs when it comes to cambelt repair.


WhoCanFixMyCar has sent over 4,000 cambelt repair estimates to drivers throughout the UK in August 2017 and over 30,000 were sent in 2016 alone.

Analysing the data, we are able to provide a clear picture of pricing to help inform your knowledge of this specific service type.

The current national average of cambelt repair, taking into account every make and model of car as well as every location in the UK, is £330.83.


The Price of Cambelt Repair Across the UK

CityAverage Cost in 2016Average Cost in 2020
Birmingham£256.16£282.97
Cardiff£303.98£223.59
Edinburgh£315.31£326.95
Glasgow£322.54£270.71
Leeds£306.11£307.27
Liverpool£271.00£307.50
London£294.74£357.24
Manchester£310.23£312.09
Newcastle£280.09£328.06
Nottingham£287.28£315.97

(The prices above are indicative of changing a cambelt as well as repairing the part.)

As demonstrated above, the two most expensive cities in the UK for cambelt repair and replacement are both in Scotland, with Edinburgh and Glasgow topping the chart.

This goes against a trend which is prevalent in our other data reports, showing the north to be less expensive than the south when it comes to the average price of car maintenance.

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A notable point is the difference in price between Liverpool and Manchester. Separated by 40 miles, the two cities are hardly far apart, yet a price difference of £40 exists.

If you live in Manchester, you can get quotes from local mechanics here.

However, if you would like to see how quotes compare in Liverpool, you can get estimates from Merseyside mechanics. Maybe it would be worth the journey!

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The Cost of Cambelt Repair and Replacement by Brand

Our data shows that certain premium car brands have the highest repair and replacement costs associated with this particular service type.

Car BrandAverage Cambelt Repair Price
BMW£379.14
Mercedes£373.15
Chrysler£316.99
Jaguar£302.02
Land Rover£332.37

As shown, BMW and Mercedes are by far the most expensive car brand with a price difference of over £60 compared to the other premium makes.

One potential reason for such a large disparity, is that the design of a BMW may conceal the cambelt further inside the engine itself. Thus, meaning that more time will need to be invested in labour.

Car BrandAverage Cambelt Repair Cost 2020
Audi£314.00
BMW£379.14
Citroen£308.22
Dacia£282.96
Fiat£237.85
Ford£283.17
Honda£324.74
Kia£295.23
Mazda£396.33
Mercedes£373.15
MINI£329.66
Nissan£320.84
Peugeot£277.32
Renault£297.94
SEAT£301.77
Skoda£295.73
Toyota£341.84
Vauxhall£275.22
Volkswagen£305.64
Volvo£270.25

As is consistent with research on other key service types, Fiat has the lowest repair or replacement costs.

The reason for the low cost is likely to be due to the price of the part itself as well as easier access during a repair, resulting in lower labour costs.

Keep in mind that the figures highlighted in this report are averages and do not represent the price which you should pay for a specific repair in a certain city or for a specific car.

If you would like a bespoke estimate, the only way to do so is to get quotes from the best local garages. WhoCanFixMyCar provides this service to drivers for free and you will never be asked to give over your card details. Book now, pay at the garage.

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What is involved in a cambelt repair

Why is a cambelt change so pricey? What’s involved in changing it? Gary from Complete Mechanics has helpfully put together a 2 minute video to answer your questions!