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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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IVER CARS - FORD, VW, VAUXHALL, HONDA AND NISSAN SPECIALIST
4 Jobs Completed
IVER
5.0 / 5

The business is highly customer-oriented and strives to deliver the FORD VW VAUXHALL HONDA NISSAN SPECIALIST service in Slough Iver for any type of above vehicle. They have a skilled and trained team of ford specialist in slough River who could help to keep your car in perfect condition so that every time it hits the highway, you get the smoothest experience of the ride. So, if you are in need of a perfect car service for your FORD VW VAUXHALL HONDA NISSAN SPECIALIST vehicle, give a call to schedule a visit.

Offering Free Collection and Delivery within 5 Miles, Sanitizing Vehicles Before and After any work is undertaken, this will give you make you safe in the knowledge we are following COVID guidelines and keeping you safe on and off the road.

Express Auto Repairs
92 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
5.0 / 5

Established in June 2019 we become so busy that I had to have a helping hand a couple of days a week, so my Brother who is a Mechanic as well started out giving me the help I needed, we quickly have grown due to our fair pricing honest repairs. We now looking to get some more work so we can employ someone else and help us do what we love most.

We don't have any specialties, we do whatever we need to do to make a customer happy.

We are Mobile Mechanics Based in Bournemouth, covering the areas of Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and surrounding areas.

We thing we have the expertise to help most customers with their needs, as we have extensive knowledge in most repairs areas and basic knowledge of electrical work.
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S&K autocentre Ltd
2 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Here at S&K Autocentre LTD we are a trustworthy and reliable vehicle repair workshop.

Serving North London & surroundings areas we have many years of knowledge and experience to help keep your car on the road and at its very best.

We provide the following services:

MOT
Certified and approved by the vehicle inspectorate as MOT testers, we are happy to conduct your annual MOT.

SERVICING
We offer an interim service as well as a fully comprehensive service, covering all areas of essential maintenance. If uncertain about which one you need, do not hesitate to ask one of our service advisors for the best service packaging to suit your needs!

BRAKES
Stopping distance is a crucial part of yours, as well as others’ safety on the roads. Once we diagnose a problem, we can check the functionality of the ABS and the brake fluid volume to ensure there is no excess moisture or contamination, ensuring maximum braking efficiency.

DIAGNOSTICS
We are equipped with the latest dealer-level diagnostics. This allows us to identify and rectify any engine management problems with your vehicle, and to install any pending software updates, ensuring that your car is performing at its highest level.

TYRES
If your tyre has inadequate tread depth, potentially leading to a chord from the inner structure showing, it must by law be replaced. Alternatively, a bulge or structural deficiency can compromise the grip of the tyre. In either case, we will delve into our stock of tyres to add a tyre within your needs and budget.

Please feel free to contact us about your quote as we are always happy to assist.

AR Auto Repairs
22 Jobs Completed
Clydebank
5.0 / 5

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Brook Street Motors Bury
523 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide experience of all other vehicle makes in the motor industry, so we are able to carry out repairs on most makes and models.

We have been on this site for over 2 years now and have excellent feedback ,both here and on other platforms. We also have good reviews on our own website, please feel free to check. We take customer service and satisfaction seriously, and pride ourselves on word of mouth for a lot of our work.
Every car leaving our premises is checked over for safety and peace of mind.

We offer a free collection and delivery service or the use of one of our courtesy cars, subject to availability.

Formula One Autocentres - Basingstoke
110 Jobs Completed
Lister Road, Basingstoke
3.8 / 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.

Aspinall Motors Ltd
103 Jobs Completed
Gorseinon, Swansea
4.9 / 5

Aspinall Motors Ltd is based in the centre of Gorseinon in Swansea. We are a family owned and run company that offer a wide range of vehicle services.

We are currently taking extra precautions during the Cornavirus and we will ensure all customer contact is either carried out at safe distance or electronically. We also have pick up and drop service avaible to all customer using steering wheel covers, Gloves and cleaning with Anti Bac when finished. If you have any concerns during the outbreak please contact us.

We offer diagnostics, Servicing, Repairs and tyres and aim to provide a high level of service at a affordable price aiming to be the best value garage in the Swansea Area.


We aim to please and ensure all repairs are carried out to the highest standard.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres - Royal Leamington Spa
119 Jobs Completed
Royal Leamington Spa
4.7 / 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.

Here at Leamington Spa we are open Saturday - Mon 7am - 7pm and 9 - 5pm on Sundays!

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The Westbury Garage
799 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

For all your servicing needs

Protyre Telford - Hardy Tyres
194 Jobs Completed
Telford
4.8 / 5

Offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, GT Radial, Goodyear, Hankook, Falken, Goodyear Dunlop with same day fitting available on a selection of tyres Protyre Hardy Tyres Telford, can meet all your motoring needs. As well as car tyres the centre offers tyres for vans, motorbikes and 4x4 vehicles. Other services offered include MOTs, servicing, exhausts, batteries, brakes, suspension and wheel alignment. Buy online or visit our Protyre Hardy Tyres Telford and one of our friendly staff will be happy to help you with your motoring requirements.

Bishopbriggs Mot Centre
532 Jobs Completed
Bishopbriggs
4.8 / 5

Is your car due an MOT test or service? We are an official DVSA MOT testing station, Air conditioning in need of a re-gas or check? Then why not come on down to Bishopbriggs MOT Centre where you are guaranteed to get a first class service at excellent prices. All our technicians are reliable and approachable, with over 50 years of industry experience, qualified city & guild time served, who prize your satisfaction above all else. Why not get in contact to find out more about our excellent range of services.
We are certified to operate and repair for the AA and RAC which is the highest level of membership possible to achieve

Steve McDonald
I cannot recommend this garage enough! Their customer service during these circumstances, with all these MOT's now needing done due to Covid-19 and the DVLA 6 month extension, was outstanding!
They managed to squeeze in my MOT and were in constant contract from the outset.
The manner in the way they carry out their business speaks volumes! I am very impressed in this family business and wish them all the best.

A.T. Mobile Auto Repairs Ltd
452 Jobs Completed
Cornwall and South Devon
4.9 / 5

My name is Andy Tomkins mobile mechanic
I carry out all forms of on site vehicle repair work and servicing on all makes and models around the Cornwall and Devon area.

I have been working in this industry for over 20 years, fully insured and qualified. My level of workmanship is second-to-none and as you can see by the feedback - I go out of my way to ensure customers are happy and back on the road ASAP.

Being mobile you can see all work as and when it is carried out, as well as parts removed, at a time and place convenient to yourself.

You can use a contact free service during this Pandemic with us, much less risk than a garage

KAM Servicing - Nottingham
668 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.7 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme. Kam Servicing - Nottingham is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

Smith and Co Vehicle Mechanics LTD
17 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
5.0 / 5

We are a family run garage and work on all makes and models of vehicles, we offer a very personal service to every customer and pride ourselves on full transparency with all repairs.

As a family run local business, Smith and Co has been established for 6 years and has worked its way up. We will always keep the repair on your vehicle professional and honest, providing you photographic and detailed information to keep you at ease. Know your vehicle is in the best hands!

KAM Servicing - Bulwell
562 Jobs Completed
Bulwell
4.7 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme.Kam Servicing - Bulwell is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

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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

2402 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
Ford£270.51
Vauxhall£249.76
Volkswagen£319.64
Audi£313.66
Citroen£295.90
Renault£314.75
Peugeot£295.60
BMW£428.08
MINI£349.29
Nissan£297.89
Mercedes£396.10
Volvo£272.23

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/10/2020 and 21/01/2021.

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

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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