Timing Belt in Stepney

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Frequently asked questions
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What is a Timing Belt?

The timing belt helps keep your running smoothly - it’s a piece of rubber compound that synchronises the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft to ensure the engine’s valves open and close at just the right time.
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When do I need to replace my Timing Belt?

The recommended intervals for replacing a timing belt vary between 60,000 and 100,000 miles depending on the model of your . You will find the recommended replacement intervals in your car’s maintenance schedule, or our Stepney garages can check for you. However, a timing belt can break before the recommended interval.
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What are the signs of a worn Timing Belt?

The symptoms of timing belt failure include:

  • Unusual engine revving during acceleration, typically between 2000 and 4000 RPM
  • Your doesn’t start or run properly
  • Your exhaust emits more smoke than normal
  • The car judders
  • The engine makes strange noises
Our Stepney garages will also be able to check the condition of the belt itself.
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What does it cost to change a Timing Belt?

The timing belt itself is not particularly expensive, but the cost of labour means that, in the Stepney area, you should expect to pay between £300 and £400 depending on the model that you own.
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What happens if my Timing Belt breaks?

The timing of your 's engine must be kept to exact specifications or the engine will not run correctly, if at all. In the worst case scenario, the valves and pistons could collide at high speed and essentially destroy the engine. The best case scenario is that the timing belt breaks and you are towed to the nearest Stepney garage without doing major damage to the engine.

How much does Timing Belt cost in Stepney?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Timing Belt is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Stepney for Timing Belt on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Timing Belt Cost by Car Make in Stepney
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£309.91
Volkswagen£210.81
Ford£318.36
Peugeot£320.42

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/07/2017 and 21/10/2017.

Hopefully our FAQ section has answered some of the questions you may have about timing belts. However, if you would like more information, we have the produced the following guide and video to help you understand the subject in greater detail.

What does a timing belt do?

A timing belt is a rubber belt responsible for driving the upper and lower part of your car engine.

It synchronises the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft(s) as well as opening and closing the pistons which allows air into the engine. In other engines the timing belt may also be responsible for driving components such as the water and oil pump.

Timing Belt Problems



A snapped timing belt is uncommon however tension issues are more widespread.

If the belt is too loose it will end up whipping around inside the engine which will cause a variety of knock on effects and if the belt is too tight it will put a strain on the bearings of the cogs it's fitted to.

A tight belt will cause a whining noise to be emitted from the engine so if you hear this sound make sure to book a repair as soon as possible. You shouldn’t wait until this happens though, as the damage caused by a faulty timing belt will end up costing you even more money in repairs.

The Cost of Timing Belt Repair



As you will see in the FAQ section and video above, the cost of a timing belt repair can vary depending on the vehicle and garage. The biggest cost associated with this job type will be the labour itself.

This is because the parts are based deep within the engine and getting to them takes time. The components themselves won’t cost you a huge amount as they are not complex so don’t be surprised to see labour costs making up the biggest part of the bill.

Even if your timing belt doesn’t completely break its important to keep an eye on the component as per the instructions provided by your cars manufacturer, if you leave it for too long, the belt could snap and cause catastrophic engine failure.

The timing belt will need replacing at some point, usually around the 30,000 – 50,000 mile mark but make sure to consult the vehicles owner’s manual to double check as it may vary depending on the vehicle.

(A timing belt is another word for a cambelt) the cost to change a timing belt should not vary from the cost to change a cambelt as they are literally the same thing.

So if you want to know how much to change a timing belt, you can use the form at the top of this page to get a quote for a new timing belt.

If you want to replace timing belt and want to find out the timing belt change cost from local garages, make sure to use WhoCanFixMyCar.

Timing belt replacement cost will vary from one car to another however timing belt repalcement should not be the most expensive repair.

Remember, if you want to replace timing belt yourself, don't! Trying to carry out a repair yourself is incredibly dangerous!

Replace timing belt cost will only spiral out of control if you attempt it yourself and then take it to a garage for timing belt change.

The last thing you want is timing belt change cost to increase! Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy, which is why we've simplified the process.

We work with a network of 10,000 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive steering and suspension repair deals for you.

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You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best deal in your area, before booking the timing belt repair online.
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