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Problems with your cambelt can have a detrimental impact to other components of your car; from causing engine damage to issues with your head gasket.

Therefore, make sure not to put off cambelt repairs or replacement if the part is experiencing issues.

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Top garages for BMW Cambelt Change (10,421 found)
SS Autovalet
438 Jobs Completed
Aberdeen
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our profile!

We are SS Autovalet, Mobile Vehicle Mechanics, Blackcircles.com Mobile Tyre Fitters and operators of the Union Square Shopping Centre's popular car valeting service.

We strive to cater for all of the vehicle repair and maintenance needs of those based in Aberdeen and the surrounding region.

We offer vehicle maintenance services such as tyre sales, fitting and repair, brake pad and disc replacement, suspension work, engine diagnostics, batteries and more. All of this work is conducted at your home or office by way of our fully equipped mobile workshop.

One (or two) of our fully qualified mechanics will accompany one of the directors to each job, ensuring the highest possible standards of both service and workmanship during each and every visit.

Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any queries.



Sean
Director @ SS Autovalet

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
2117 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.8 / 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

GSS London Limited
2 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

With over 25 years of invaluable experience in the automotive industry. We cover all aspects in vehicle maintenance from general servicing, body repair, class 4 M.O.T’s, alloy wheel refurbishment, to complete diagnostic reports and rectification.

We are West London’s leading independent garage and have a strong position within the local area, that are able to offer you mechanical work, body repair and M.O.T’s all under one roof.

Smile Servicing & Repairs
610 Jobs Completed
Hilsea
4.9 / 5

At Smile Servicing & Repairs we offer car repairs in Hilsea, Portsmouth, and further afield, such as Cosham, Copnor and beyond. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience to be able to service and repair your vehicle to a high standard. We are a one stop shop for all your vehicle needs including MOT, Tyres, Smart paint repairs and Air con re-gas and repairs.
We have factory trained Technicians who can cover the entire Citroen car and light commercial range including C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, DS3, Picasso, Dispatch and Berlingo.
As a specialist repairer we can service and repair to the manufacturers specifications. We can update Mazda digital service records and carry out anti- corrosion checks. We have factory trained technicians who specialise in MazdaRX8 and MX5 models and Nissan 350ZX models. We are also experts in Nissan 4x4 models including Navara, Pathfinder and X Trail and the Primastar commercial. We have the latest diagnostic equipment. Any servicing carried out by us does not affect your warranty.
We also specialise in all MINI models, using the latest techniques and equipment. From servicing to repairs we can fulfil all of your requirements. Finally and most importantly, we guarantee to beat any like for like service or repair quote from any franchised dealer.
We look forward to giving you a warm welcome - and make sure to take a look at our latest reviews, too.

Formula One Autocentres - Slough
192 Jobs Completed
Slough
3.0 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1597 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We specialise in new motor vehicle components for all makes and models, O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufactured/Pattern), O.E (Original Equipment/Genuine), we can advice on advantages and disadvantages of both product ranges. We stock a wide range of parts and specialise in all makes and models. We provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in Enfield for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at Automotive Components Specialist Ltd. With many years of experience in the trade, you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We are VW Audi Specialists but can offer the same high standard of service for all makes and models.

Genisis Autos
413 Jobs Completed
liverpool
4.4 / 5

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Oakmere Service Centre.
62 Jobs Completed
Hertfordshire
3.6 / 5

Oakmere provide MOT testing 7 days a week until late, offering our services at a time that suits you. We have a comfortable waiting and viewing area with free Wi-Fi and refreshments, if you’d prefer to wait while we carry out your vehicle’s MOT.

Competitively priced and with free re-tests available, contact Oakmere Service Centre today to book your MOT.

Please do give us a call today to confirm that you have a valid MOT for your vehicle without any obligation.

MOT inspections are a legal requirement for all cars over the age of three years old, certifying that the vehicle is roadworthy and safe. An MOT must be carried out annually, and performed by an approved vehicle testing station.

When it comes to your car’s MOT, Oakmere Service Centre have the experience necessary to take care of every step. Our technicians are on hand to check your vehicle prior to the test, indicating any areas that may result in a failure – often, this can be something as simple as insufficient tread depth on your tyres – before ensuring that your car is roadworthy and in compliance with Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) regulations.

COMPETITIVE PRICES HOME OR ROADSIDE RECOVERY FRIENDLY, HELPFUL STAFF LATEST DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT OPEN 7 DAYS TILL 7PM FREE COLLECTION & DELIVERY SERVICE COURTESY CARS AVAILABLE RANGE OF CAR SERVICING OPTIONS

Halt Motor Company
41 Jobs Completed
London
3.7 / 5

David Bux started Halt Motor Company in 1979 and it is now a well-established family business, with sons James and Charles now running the workshop full-time.  HMC has been specialising in quality used cars since 1984 and all aspects of after-sales, including servicing, repairs and MOTs.  As a proffesional car care centre, we have the latest equipment, which allows our qualified mechanics to diagnose any problems quickly. We have recently invested in more diagnostic equipment that will help us to rectify any problems you may have with your car more efficiently.

Martin Brothers Motor Company
46 Jobs Completed
Jarrow
4.6 / 5

We are the largest independent car dealership, vehicle mot and repair centre in our county. We pride our selves on our customer care, service, satisfaction and have been recognised for this sweeping up 5 national awards this year alone.

Our super modern garage offers all services under one roof along with fully qualified level 3 technicians and master technicians your car is sure to be in the best possible hands.

Our clean and comfortable waiting areas have wifi access and complimentary beverages. They are also fitted with monitors so you can see your vehicle being worked on.

As a company we aim to make life as easy as possible for our customers with the least impact when you are with out your vehicle. We offer complimentary courtesy cars payment plans, mobile services and recovery services too.

TM CARS LIMITED
8 Jobs Completed
PETERBOROUGH
4.5 / 5

We are independent garage with MOT class 4 station located in Peterborough.

DS & SON LIMITED
510 Jobs Completed
Stretford
4.4 / 5

...DS & Son Ltd, is a family run business, based in Stretford and we cover all Manchester and the surrounding areas for Recovery, Breakdown and Garage service.

We work alongside most of the insurance companies and will bet any quote, best price guaranteed.

You can rest assure your vehicle is in safe hands.

So give us a call

London Motor Sports Ltd
349 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

London Motor Sports professional garage with great experience in the car industry, based in White-City London W127AH.

Our main focus has always been to deliver best quality service to our customers. We provide our customers best deals on MOT, Wheel Alignment, Mechanical Servicing, Diagnostic, Body Work Repairs and any other car related problem.

London Motor Sports is capable of fixing all types of repairs, and can set up accounts with professional industries such as Taxi Companies.

We make sure that all the repairs completed are up to the Manufacturers Standards and guarantee on all work completed by us.

AutoSafetyCentre (Widnes)
439 Jobs Completed
Widnes
4.7 / 5

"We are experts in automotive parts repair including tyres, brakes, exhausts, MOT testing, car servicing, air conditioning recharge and diagnostic repair.

We are open 5 days a week from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

All our mechanics are IMI qualified."

Elite MOT Station
29 Jobs Completed
Derby
5.0 / 5

Elite MOT Station offer a wide range of vehicle repairs and servicing for cars and vans in the heart of Sinfin, Derby.

We pride ourselves on our honest and reliable approach to car repair.

Elite Auto Centres are a DVSA approved MOT test station and can MOT cars (class 4), and vans (class 7) vehicles on site. We pride ourselves on offering a fair MOT for a fair price.

Based on Sinfin Commercial Park, we are located within easy reach of Allenton, Alvaston, Chellaston, Littleover, Mickleover, Normanton, Shelton Lock, Sinfin, and Stenson Fields.

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Frequently asked questions
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What is a cambelt and what does it do?

The cambelt helps your engine run efficiently by making sure its valves open and close in sync. It ensures that your engine parts run in harmony and keeps the timings just right to make the engine as efficient as possible.

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Does my car have a cambelt (timing belt) or timing chain?

In order to tell if your car has a timing belt or a timing chain you must inspect your engine. Check the side of your engine, if it has a tinplate or plastic cover, you timing belt. If your engine has neither of those, it has a timing chain.

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Where is the cambelt located?

Where it is located depends on your vehicle:

·      In front wheel drive vehicles, it is usually on the left hand side of your engine

·      In rear wheel drive vehicles, it is usually at the front of the engine, normally protected by a plastic cover


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How do I know my cambelt needs changed?

Signs which point to a problem include:

·      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 component breaks it could cause serious internal damage to your engine, which can be very expensive and at times impossible to fix.

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How long does a cambelt change take?

A cambelt change typically takes 3 to 4 hours, including a water pump replacement. So, ensure to set a whole morning/afternoon aside for the job. 

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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 replacement. This is because both parts are located in the same area and typically wear 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£357.52
BMW 1 Series£320.15
BMW 5 Series£353.55
BMW X5£426.29
BMW 4 Series£340.02

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 09/05/2020 and 07/08/2020.

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 replacement, 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 replacement 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.
  5. 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