Cambelt Change

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Get a cheap cambelt change with one of our local cam belt specialists

Cambelt replacement or as some say, Cam Belt replacement, (or 'timing belt replacement') according to your manufacturer's schedule is essential - as a snapped belt can cause major engine damage. However, replacement can come at a price, which is where our 14,377 garages come in!

It is often cost-effective to replace your Water Pump at the same time so don't be surprised if our mechanics suggest it. Enter Your Registration to compare cambelt quotes now!

Top garages for Cambelt Change (11,425 found)
RTJ Autos Ltd
521 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.9 / 5

RTJ Autos Ltd is a Vat registered independent local garage. We provide servicing, repair & diagnostics for all makes and models, specialising in Saab and Vauxhall. We have dealer level diagnostic equipment for all makes and models of vehicles. Our 3 technicians are fully qualified, and will happily discuss any questions or queries you may have with you before undertaking any work, ensuring you are aware of the work required and keeping you informed as we progress.

We also have a comfortable waiting area which has satellite TV and a bean to cup coffee machine for your use. We also provide a free vehicle collection and delivery service within 5 miles of the garage. All work comes with 12 months / 12,000 miles warranty on both parts and labour for your peace of mind.

We are relatively new to this website, however, please do have a look at the feedback on our Facebook page as you can see many positive reviews left from our existing customers which proves we always go that extra mile above and beyond to ensure our customers are happy with our service.

PLEASE NOTE: We accept cash, card payments or bank transfers by way of payment.

Tannadice Motors Ltd
78 Jobs Completed
Dundee
5.0 / 5

MOT test centre, Repairs, Servicing and Maintenance For All Makes & Models of Cars and Light Commercials. Independent garage with fully trained professional mechanics, giving the personal touch to our customers. Full range of garage services and MOT testing available. Covering a range of cars and light commercial vehicles.

M.O.T's
Servicing
Repairs
Body Work
Tyres

All general garage work carried out. We put our customers first, that's why our opening hours are suited to our all of our customers!

J M Motors
510 Jobs Completed
Lincoln
4.8 / 5

J M Motors is a friendly, approachable company and is a member of The Motor Ombudsman which means you will always be treated fairly and they are Trading Standards approved. They are family owned and can work on any car, van or motor home and also do LGV's. They have been in business for over 25 years and work to a very high standard. They do a lot of work for the AA, RAC, warranty companies and lease companies, and have 5 star ratings on feedback and are the first company in Lincolnshire to offer a full engine carbon clean with there new EDT machine which is the country's number 1 company on Trust Pilot

Integrated Auto Solutions
310 Jobs Completed
Denton
4.9 / 5

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.

GB Autos
16 Jobs Completed
Halstead
4.9 / 5

We are an idependant garage thats a member of the RMI & IMI. We aim to carry out work to main dealer levels & above with our clean & well equiped workshop.

GB Autos has Diagnostic Equipment equivalent to your main dealer, we can under take any jobs from correcting your tyre pressures to full engine rebuilds.

Here at Gb Autos we also offer full Auto Key cutting & programming services too as well as specailising in Diagnostics & Electrical work.

You can be assured that we are using the very best parts on your car for servicing & repairs & all our parts carry a 1 year warranty so rest assured that you are getting the very best Independant Car workshop possible.

Philips Garage Limited
3 Job Completed
Glasgow
5.0 / 5

We are an independent, family run business. We are dedicated to creating a unique and personal customer experience. Philips Garage are committed to providing service and repair to our community that exceeds industry standards and customer expectation.

We are growing - our capabilities, our equipment and our knowledge. We continually invest in staff development and industry leading equipment. Our motivation to excel in our field combined with our technicians desire to learn allow us remain at the forefront of industry advances.

We are different. Our ambition is unrivalled. We thrive on being challenged. We advocate industry change and new technologies excite us. Our team continually work outwith the parameters of comfort, pushing the boundaries of our knowledge and capabilities to deliver our promise of quality and value.

ATS Auto Services LTD
178 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.4 / 5

All Mechanical & Body Works repair
Respray
Insurance Work
Engine Diagnostic
Gear Box
Tyres
Recovery

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1321 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

SB Personal Ltd. T/A Cardiff MOT & Service Centre
135 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
3.7 / 5

HONEST AND RELIABLE MOT & SERVICE CENTRE

Origin Automotive Ltd
28 Jobs Completed
Durham
4.3 / 5

Origin Automotive is a vehicle MOT service and repair centre based in Durham, England.

If you have a problem with your vehicle or should it need its annual service or MOT, then we can help. Just give us a call on the number above or come down to the garage for diagnosis and a quotation.

Whether it be a collection and delivery or home call outs, Origin Automotive strives to deliver excellent customer service. Going above and beyond to provide hassle free motoring.

Call us today for more info!

CHALLENGER BEESTON
76 Jobs Completed
NOTTINGHAM
4.9 / 5

FRIENDLY FAMILY RUN GARAGE, OFFERING A RANGE OF SERVICES AND ALWAYS WILLING TO GO THAT EXTRA MILE TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS

Dennis Newton's MOT Centre
32 Jobs Completed
Holmes Chapel
5.0 / 5

Established independent multi-bay MOT and repair garage offering service and MOT testing for cars, light commercials and motorbikes.

Waiting room with refreshments, daily papers and magazines.

Free WIFI.

Customer parking.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Basildon
985 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.5 / 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!!

Fife Autocentre - Kirkcaldy
159 Jobs Completed
Kirkcaldy
4.5 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

Pinewood Garage Ltd
11 Jobs Completed
Thatcham
4.7 / 5

We are a limited company garage based in Thatcham, Berkshire. Our garage of fully trained technicians with over 30 years of experience is highly equipped, enabling us to offer a comprehensive range of servicing and repairs for all makes and models of vehicle. We pride ourselves on our workmanship, delivering an outstanding level of customer service and providing value for money to our customers. When bringing your car to us, you can be sure to be receive knowledgeable, honest and friendly advice along with a prompt and high standard of service.

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Cambelt Change
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  Cambelt Change  bookings

4.81

2361 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£271.88
Ford£287.28
Audi£307.17
Renault£306.02
Peugeot£265.08
Volkswagen£287.63
Nissan£283.01
BMW£363.79
Citroen£317.21
Mercedes£344.07
Toyota£291.44
MINI£311.25
Volvo£260.02

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 19/11/2019 and 17/02/2020.

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 table 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 the cambelt replacement price should generally be close the the national average as shown at the top of this page.

How much to change timing belt?

A timing belt is another word for a cambelt and 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 the timing belt yourself, don't! Trying to carry out a repair yourself is incredibly dangerous!

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

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

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.

Gary from Complete Mechanics speaks to us about Cambelts