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Cambelt replacement, otherwise known as timing belt replacement, is essential at a time according to your manufacturer's schedule.

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

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

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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  Cambelt Change  bookings

4.81

2377 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£274.21
Vauxhall£266.48
Volkswagen£299.86
Audi£302.18
Peugeot£279.84
Renault£292.38
Citroen£297.90
BMW£386.26
Nissan£279.04
Mercedes£361.84
Toyota£302.51
MINI£337.95
Volvo£244.47

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 13/04/2020 and 12/07/2020.

Cambelt / Timing 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 timing belt is another word for a cam belt.

A snapped timing belt is rare, whereas 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 bearings of the cogs it is fitted to.

A tight belt will cause a whining noise to be emitted from the engine so upon hearing this sound make sure to book a repair as soon as possible. You shouldn’t wait until this happens, as the damage caused by a faulty cambelt will end up costing you even more money in repairs.

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 want to replace the timing belt yourself, don't! Trying to carry out a repair yourself is incredibly dangerous!



Signs that your Cambelt needs Replacing

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

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



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 comparison page.

To find the best deal available in your area:

·      Enter your car registration number

·      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 the Replacement or Repair online.


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

Gary from Complete Mechanics speaks to us about Cambelts