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Get instant quotes for affordable cambelt change with a trusted timing belt specialist near you.


Cambelt change, otherwise known as timing belt replacement, is an essential repair if and when the component is damaged.

A snapped belt can cause engine damage and sometimes issues with the head gasket if left untreated.

It is often cost-effective to replace your water pump at the same time so don't be surprised if our mechanics suggest it.


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Opulent Automotive
2 Job Completed
Rochford
5.0 / 5

Mobile vehicle technician, specialist in diagnostics, electrics, fault finding. Master tech trained across 3 brands. Mainly specialising in VAG group vehicles, Bentley, Audi, Honda, BMW, Mercedes

Integrated Auto Solutions
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Integrated Auto Solutions are a local independent garage based in Manchester. We are a newly formed company who have been established a little over a year, and we are going from strength to strength. We are looking to expand our client base and are eager to help customers get their vehicles road worthy ASAP. We can undertake all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work and servicing, with no job being too big or too small. Our team of 4 technicians have all been chosen specifically for their area of expertise, and have many years of experience working on all makes and models of vehicles.

We can offer a recovery service to customers with non-starters, and some smaller jobs can be done mobile too as we have a fully equipped mobile unit too.

Apollo Car Services
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DS & SON LIMITED
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...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.

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We are a garage based in the Ruchill area of glasgow but we also offer a mobile service that covers glasgow and beyond.

We specialise in all types of vehicle repairs Servicing and mots

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The Westbury Garage
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IN'n'OUT Autocentres Northampton - Brackmills
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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.

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IN'n'OUT Autocentres Basingstoke
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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.

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Endless Performance
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We specialise in the Volkswagen Audi group vehicles, having access to dealer level technical information & special tools we can carry out almost any job the dealer can offer.

We also specialise in diesel and petrol remapping for better performance, reliability and of course better fuel economy on turbo diesel vehicles.

We have an in-house auto electronics specialist, a Volkswagen master technician and use above dealer level diagnostic equipment.

S & J REPAIRS
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We are a family friendly company which was established in 2014 we specialise in service work, MOTs and clutches. We will undertake any work what is required.

RH Autos
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Here at RH Autos we have 28 years experience in the motor trade. I am IMO Registered and have worked on the majority of makes and models of cars.

Based in Grantham and covering the surrounding areas, we aim to carry out any work required at a time and place that suits you. I pride myself on the quality of my work and I always strive to carry out the highest level of customer service.

Somerset Vehicle Services
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Our fully equipped workshop offers the following services:
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..Although SVS is not yet an MOT centre you can still book your MOT with us. We work closely with local MOT centres i​n order to offer you the same great service when your MOT's due. We will drop your car off for its MOT, collect it, carry out any repairs if required and get a free retest.
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Ower 10 years experience
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Harris Brothers Haverfordwest - Team Protyre
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Protyre Haverfordwest provides a full mechanical and servicing menu, including MOTs for cars, small vans and 4x4. The centre also boasts state of the art diagnositcs equipment. Protyre Haverfordwest will undertake work on all makes and car models replacing brakes, batteries, exhausts, bulbs and wiper blades. The centre holds one of the largest ranges and stocks of tyres in Pembrokeshire. All the leading brands are available from stock including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, Continental, Falken and Kumho.

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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've got yourself a 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 changing?

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 to be carried out. 

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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  Cambelt Change  bookings

4.81

2390 reviews

Cambelt Change Cost

A Cambelt Change will likely cost between £300-£400. It will vary depending on your car 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 Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£258.46
Ford£278.45
Volkswagen£303.98
Audi£292.92
Peugeot£266.59
Renault£291.28
BMW£387.66
Nissan£282.76
Citroen£290.47
Volvo£266.35
Mercedes£331.74
MINI£332.05
Toyota£322.34

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/06/2020 and 26/09/2020.

Cambelt / Timing Belt

A timing belt is another word for a cam belt.

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


A snapped timing belt is rare, but tension issues are more common.

If the belt is too loose it will end up whipping around inside the engine, which will cause a variety of knock on effects.


Contrastingly, if the belt is too tight, it will put a strain on the cog bearings it is fitted to. A tight belt will cause a whining noise to be emitted from the engine. Therefore, upon hearing this sound make sure to book in a repair as soon as possible.


The cambelt will need replacing at some point in your car's lifespan, usually around the 30,000 – 50,000 mile mark but make sure to consult your vehicle owner’s manual to double check as it may vary depending on the car. If you're considering replacing the timing belt yourself, don't! Trying to carry out a repair such as this by yourself is incredibly dangerous!



Signs that your Cambelt needs Replacing

If you hear a squealing noise when starting the vehicle, the component may be seriously damaged.

Another sign that you have issues with your cambelt is spotting that it has a glazed or glossy look when you carry out a visual inspection.

An additional indication of timing belt problems is if the vehicle struggles to start, or does not start at all.



Get Your Cambelt Repaired or Replaced with WhoCanFixMyCar

Finding a mechanic that you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price can seem like a laborious task.

Therefore, we have simplified the process for drivers with our free-to-use comparison page.


To find the best deal available in your area:

·      Enter your car registration number in the form at the top of this page

·      Give us a few details about your car and your requirements

·      We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area

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


For more information on the cost of Cambelt Replacement, read our dedicated blog post.

Gary from Complete Mechanics speaks to us about Cambelts