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BMW Cambelt Change Specialist

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Get a cheap BMW Cambelt Change with a cam belt specialist near you.



Cambelt replacement (or 'timing belt replacement') according to your BMW's schedule is essential - as a snapped belt can cause major engine damage. However, replacement can come at a price, which is where our 14,813 garages and BMW Mobile Mechanics come in! It is often cost-effective to replace your Water Pump at the same time.

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Top garages for BMW Cambelt Change (10,080 found)
Autoremedy
174 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.8 / 5

Autoremedy offer a fully guaranteed mobile mechanics service to Peterborough and the surrounding areas.

We add a huge value to our customers as we come to you, so you don't have to take time off work or even leave the comfort of your own home, our overheads are lower than being at a fixed premises so we really can offer a great service to our customers.

Mobile Mechanics - 200+ Services - Upfront Pricing.

Autoremedy

Halfords Autocentre Pontypridd
9 Jobs Completed
Pontypridd
4.5 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

Mark Askey Motor Services
92 Jobs Completed
Newcastle under lyme
5.0 / 5

Mark Askey Motor Services was established in 2003 taking care of our locals in the Newcastle, Stoke On Trent area. With over 35 years experience in the motor trade we pride ourselves on our workmanship and our customer care.

No job is too big or too small here at Mark Askeys, taking on all Makes and Models and all maintenance and repairs.

Tyre Factory
236 Jobs Completed
Littlehampton
4.8 / 5

Tyre Factory are an independent workshop based near Littlehampton who specialise in everything relating to tyres, including having over 500 tyres in stock meaning we can often carry out a whilst you wait service. Aside from specialising in tyres, we also carry out work on the following; exhausts, brakes, wheel alignment, batteries, tracking, wiper blades, bulbs and balancing.

Our staff will inspect your vehicle and agree exactly what needs done with you before any work is undertaken. This will be followed by an all-inclusive quotation so you know exactly what you will pay, and we will keep you fully informed so if we come across any complications you will know. We believe that good service requires honesty. No pushing products or services customers don’t actually need. We promise to recommend the most appropriate product for the customer and their car. Our technicians are fully qualified and have many years of experience working on all makes and models.

We carry stock from all leading manufacturers including Pirelli, Continental, Dunlop, Michelin and various budget brands too, to suit your motoring requirements. Our house brands are Kumho, Falken, Gt Radial which are exceptional mid-range tyres. Our tyre services range from cars, light trucks, vans, motorbikes, tractors and many more, and if we don’t stock it we will source it!

All our work comes guaranteed and we can also offer 0 interest finance options too (conditions apply).

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1662 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

TVMPL
108 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.9 / 5

15 years of mechanical experience. C&G certified. We take on all types of mechanical repair & warranty work, incl: General maintenance & repair. Servicing. Brakes. Clutch. Cambelts. MOT failures. Head gasket replacements etc. No job too big or small.
All our staff are friendly, patient & polite. And you're vehicle and time are probably even more important to us than they are to you..

We specialize in a prompt & efficient fast fit service.

P.S.
In the event of any issues arising, be assured that The Vehicular Maintenance Program will do all within its utmost to rectify any issues potentially caused by ourselves.
We encourage all customers and users of our services to immediately get in contact with us regarding any matters they aren't pleased with, before leaving negative feed back.

Thank you so much.

We look forward to working with you.

CATS Recovery
121 Jobs Completed
Ipswich
4.2 / 5

"Vehicle recovery and breakdowns for insurance,clubs and local authorities.offering full garage facilities, MOT,Taxi tests,repairs,servicing,tyres,air con, for vehicles up to 3.5 ton , roadside repairs over 3.5 ton offer vehicle diagnostic via 4 different machinesBeen in business for over 30 years and well established in the centre of Ipswich AA / RAC approved Workshops"
terraclean agents a advanced cleaning system that cleans out carbon deposits, from injectors to tip of exhaust, restores mpg and fuel economy reduces emissions, maintains catalyst and injectors guaranteed for one year

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Basildon
1105 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.6 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

Lane End Garage
183 Jobs Completed
Blackwood
4.9 / 5

Lane End Garage is an independent garage based in the heart of South Wales. Owner Dave has been in the motor industry for over 45 years and has a wealth of knowledge working on a variety of vehicles including motorcycles, cars, vans and commercials vehicles such as buses, as well as being a fork lift engineer, and he can find his way around pretty much anything with an engine!

Previously Dave used to run a breakdown and recovery company which was based in Cornwall, with 7 vans on the road carrying out fleet repairs and maintenance for local police, council, taxi and motorcycle groups. He still maintains fleet contracts with various motorcycling clubs.

All aspects of motor repair, maintenance and servicing are carried out, and the garage pride themselves on offering you a main dealer level service, whilst maintaining independent garage prices. We also carry out street fighter conversions, and have a very large heavy duty ramp able to lift commercial vehicles.

We only supply good quality original spec or main dealer parts, and all work comes guaranteed.

Auto Solutions East LTD
1492 Jobs Completed
East Kilbride
4.8 / 5

AUTO SOLUTIONS EK Ltd is a family run garage which has been trading for over 25 years Based in East Kilbride, we are a well established and reputable company in the local area. All 3 of our time served technicians are IMI registered. We have the latest snap-on 3D wheel alignmetnt system and snap-on diagnostic equipment We cover East Kilbride and surrounding areas for car servicing and repairs, MOT testing and vehicle breakdown recovery. check our 100% feedback .

Certificates

Our certificate of registration for the Motor Industry Code of Practice means we comply with guidelines set out by the registered body. We are also a Servicesure certified garage which means we offer a national warranty.We offer low cost servicing that won't affect your warranty, meaning you won't have to pay dealership prices. This work is carried out according to the Block Exemption guidelines, which state that if car parts of a similar or better quality are used, then your warranty is unaffected. This allows us to offer you a fantastic service at a fantastic price!

MOT Testing in East Kilbride

As a VOSA registered testing station, we offer MOT testing in East Kilbride at a competitive price. Our VOSA test station registration number is VApprenticeships

We pride ourselves in offering mechanic apprenticeships on an ongoing basis. We feel it is important to bring young talent into the industry and help develop apprentices into fully qualified and professional mechanics that will provide an excellent service for you. To find out how to get involved with an apprenticeship, just send us a message!

Island Tyres IOW - Team Protyre
16 Job Completed
Isle of Wight
5.0 / 5

Island Tyres was originally founded in 1992 in Lake, Isle of Wight. It moved to its current purpose built location on Newport Road in 2000 and joined the Protyre team in 2008. The centre carries out a complete range of mechanical repairs and offers a fixed price service menu. As well as undertaking MOTs, vehicle diagnostics, air conditioning recharging, battery, brakes and exhaust replacements. It also holds a complete range of tyres, including premium tyres, quality tyres, economy tyres, winter tyres and run flat tyres.

East Midlands Auto
347 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.9 / 5

Hi and Welcome to East Midlands Auto - Highly sought after
'Approved Service & Repair Centre' Renowned for for high Customer Service throughout the car Industry. Offering Main Dealer Service - Not Main Dealer Prices.

Timing belts - clutches - exhausts - servicing - repairs - diagnostics

Registered by the good garage scheme

V.A.G service & diagnostic specialists

Rest assured of a very warm welcome, expert advice & value for money.

Rivus Fleet Solutions- Northampton
26 Jobs Completed
Northampton
5.0 / 5

Rivus, formerly known as BT Fleet, is the UK’s largest fleet management company with a network of fully-accredited and manufacturer-approved garages throughout the UK. Our garages are responsible for working on some of the largest fleets in the country – and they’re open to you too. Our qualified technicians have the skills and equipment to do whatever is needed to keep your vehicle moving, including servicing, maintenance, repairs and MOTs. We have a have a long history of providing award-winning services at the most competitive prices, together with network of trusted suppliers so your vehicle will only be fitted with parts of highest quality. We’re ready to help you.

Craigs' Garage
294 Jobs Completed
Gloucester
4.8 / 5

Here @ Craigs' Garage we are a genuine family run garage, providing excellent workmanship without compromising value for money. Our team of knowledgeable, experienced and professionally trained technicians offer a friendly and courteous service, ensuring your vehicle is in the best possible hands.
Our facilities include, Breakdown and recovery, servicing, brakes, batteries, exhausts, tyres, shock absorbers, suspension MOTs (arranged), all aspects of mechanical service and repair.

Genisis Autos
311 Jobs Completed
liverpool
4.3 / 5

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BMW Cambelt Change Specialist
Frequently asked questions
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What is a Cambelt?

The cambelt helps your engine run efficiently by making sure its valves open and close in sync. The cambelt ensures your engine parts run in harmony, keeping the timings just right to make the engine as efficient as possible.
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Where is the Cambelt located?

So, where is the cambelt exactly? This depends on your vehicle:
  • In front wheel drive vehicles the cambelt is usually on the left hand side of your engine
  • In rear wheel drive vehicles the cambelt is usually at the front of the engine, usually protected by a plastic cover
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How much does a Cambelt Change cost?

While the rubber Cambelt itself costs very little, there is a certain amount of work and expertise involved in fitting it and ensuring the engine's timing is set correctly. Cambelt change costs vary, ranging from £300-£600. The price will depend on:
  • The make and model of your vehicle
  • Your location
  • Your mechanic or garage
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What are the symptoms of a worn Cambelt?

There are many signs which point to a problem with your cambelt including: High pitched, whirring engine sounds Juddering when the engine is on Difficulty starting up your vehicle Spots of oil or coolant on your cambelt
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What happens if your Cambelt breaks?

If the cambelt breaks it could cause serious internal damage to your engine which can be very expensive or even impossible to fix.
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Should I change my Water Pump and Cambelt at the same time?

Your garage may have recommended a water pump change at the same time as your cambelt change. This is because both parts are located in the same area and typically become worn out at the same point in a vehicle's life. Changing both parts at the same time can save on future labour costs.

Average rating for  BMW Cambelt Change  bookings

4.50

12 reviews

BMW Cambelt Change Cost

A Cambelt Change will likely cost between £300-£400. It will vary depending on your BMW model due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Cambelt Change Cost by BMW Model
BMW ModelAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW 3 Series£478.62
BMW 1 Series£332.68
BMW 7 Series£506.10
BMW 5 Series£383.07

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/02/2020 and 29/05/2020.

What is a Cambelt?

The cambelt is a rubber belt which controls the timing of a vehicle’s internal combustion engines. It is vital in the process of making the vehicle run smoothly as it also ensures the crankshaft and camshaft rotate in synchronisation.

A snapped cambelt 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 cambelt will end up costing you even more money in repairs.

Signs that your Cambelt needs Replacing

  • A squealing noise can be heard when starting the vehicle
  • Starting issues
  • A glazed or glossy look to the belt

Cambelt Replacement prices

As you will see in the FAQ section and video above, the cost of a cambelt 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 cambelt 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 cambelt 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.

If you are looking for cambelt repair or cambelt repalcement, WhoCanFixMyCar is the best place to find cambelt change cost online.

Cambelt change is a relatively simple repair and cambelt replacement price should generally be close the the national average as shown at the top of this page.

However, it is impossible to predict cambelt replacement cost as each car is different, as is the extent of damage.

How much to change timing belt?

(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!

Get Your Cambelt Repaired or Replaced with WhoCanFixMyCar

Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy which is why we have simplified the process.

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

To find the best Cambelt Replacement or Repair service available in your region;

  1. Enter your car registration number
  2. Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
  3. We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area
  4. You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best Cambelt deal in your area, before booking the Cambelt Replacement or Repair online.

    For more information on the cost of Cambelt Repair, read our dedicated blog post by clicking here!
Gary from Complete Mechanics speaks to us about Cambelts