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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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Top garages for Cambelt Change (11,676 found)
RTJ Autos Ltd
631 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.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Norwich
718 Jobs Completed
Norwich
4.4 / 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!!

Brookdene Motors
113 Jobs Completed
Watford
5.0 / 5

Brookdene Motors has been established for over 25 years, offering general repairs and servicing to Watford and the surrounding areas. We are specialist in VW, Audi, Seat, and Skoda. Reputation and trust are key business tools for any independent garage and at Brookdene motors in New Road, Watford, its part of the firm's philosophy. Reputation is a very important word for the team - which explains why Brookdene Motors is celebrating over 25 years in the industry. We are also now proudly part of Elite Remaps.

If you need further endorsement, many of our huge database of loyal customers have been using the garage since its very early days when it was situated in Carpenders Park. Now our location is ideal, situated at the edge of Waterfields Retail Park just behind Tesco and only three minutes walk to The Harlequin and Lower High Street Station.

Brookdene Motors offers a full range of services and our busy and highly competent staff are all long-serving, With the senior technician being with the garage for over 24 years. We have invested heavily in the latest diagnostics equipment and the facilities also include an automatic tyre charger and a computerized wheel balancer.

All our parts come with a standard manufacturer warranty and our labour is guaranteed for 1 year.

Carfix Manchester
114 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

At Carfix Manchester, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair shops. We’re continuously training our team of mechanics to provide the highest levels of technical expertise for our customers. Carfix Manchester believes in getting you back on the road as soon, and as safely, as possible.

Carfix Manchester is a full service professional auto repair shop. We offer a wide variety of mechanical repair services, as well as basic maintenance services to keep your vehicle running smoothly. We guarantee that our highly trained mechanics will help resolve your auto repair issues and get you back on the road quickly, because we’re committed to delivering satisfied customers.

Hookem’s Garage Ltd
12 Jobs Completed
Hull
5.0 / 5

Family run business located in the centre of hull, any make any model we do them all.
Ricky has over 13 years of mechanical experience from main dealers to managing and running an independent garage prior to opening up Hookems Garage

Brackmills MOT Centre LTD.
92 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.7 / 5

Welcome to Brackmills MOT Centre Northampton, we provide a state of the art Mot testing service that is quick, efficient and very accurate giving you peace of mind that once you are presented with your pass certificate, your vehicle is in optimum Ministry Of Transport regulations condition.

We also provide high standards of services including diagnostics, exhausts, brakes, servicing, wheel alignment, suspension, clutches, air conditioning and a fast reliable tyre fitting service,

All work carried out comes with 12 months / 12,000 miles guarantee with ourselves, we also offer free courtesy cars (when available) if needed.


Brackmills MOT Centre Northampton offer beneficial services that can save you time and money!

Lane End Garage
219 Jobs Completed
Blackwood
4.9 / 5

Lane End Garage is an independent garage based in the heart of South Wales. Owner Dave has been in the motor industry for over 45 years and has a wealth of knowledge working on a variety of vehicles including motorcycles, cars, vans and commercials vehicles such as buses, as well as being a fork lift engineer, and he can find his way around pretty much anything with an engine!

Previously Dave used to run a breakdown and recovery company which was based in Cornwall, with 7 vans on the road carrying out fleet repairs and maintenance for local police, council, taxi and motorcycle groups. He still maintains fleet contracts with various motorcycling clubs.

All aspects of motor repair, maintenance and servicing are carried out, and the garage pride themselves on offering you a main dealer level service, whilst maintaining independent garage prices. We also carry out street fighter conversions, and have a very large heavy duty ramp able to lift commercial vehicles.

We only supply good quality original spec or main dealer parts, and all work comes guaranteed.

London Autocare LTD
218 Jobs Completed
Sutton
4.6 / 5

Ower 10 years experience
Accident Repairs
Engine rebuilds
Clutches
Gearbox reconditioning
Brakes
Services
ECU Remapp and programming
Tyres

CSS Motors
217 Jobs Completed
Waltham Abbey
4.6 / 5

CSS Motors offers car repairs in Waltham Abbey and further afield, such as Loughton, Waltham Cross, Theydon Bois, Buckhurst Hill and beyond. Our team has over 125 years experience in the motor trade and prides itself on customer service and retention. What you will get from us is transparent pricing, a tailored personal service, as well as vehicle collection and delivery, their is also the optional use of a courtesy car if required.
Since our inception, we have grown with our customers, offering new techniques and services in response to their needs.
Within our service, we cover all makes and models from classic cars to modern cars and commercial vehicles. We are a full MOT test centre supporting class 4, 5A and 7 vehicles which include 3 wheeled bikes, quads, cars, passenger vehicles, taxis, motor homes, ambulances, goods vehicles and also vehicles over 3000kg up to 3500kg gross weight. We can carry out your MOT testing up to one month before the expiry of your current MOT and we can also service your car on-site, so please do consider booking this at the same time.
We quote you the cost of your servicing before it begins, so you are fully aware and there are no hidden fees. We also have the latest diagnostic testing equipment and guarantee quality parts and labour from our friendly, professional and fully trained team. We can also service and re-gas your air conditioning system, just ask!
We look forward to giving you a warm welcome - and make sure to take a look at our latest.

Sparrowhawk Motors IV LTD
264 Jobs Completed
Chelsea
4.5 / 5

From a convenient location in West London Sparrowhawk motors Garage has been offering a full range of garage services for over 20 years to customers from all over London.
Whatever work your car needs, the team of qualified mechanics will carry out great work for a reasonable cost. In addition, we can assure your expectations will be exceeded whatever your requirements may be.
If you are looking for car repairs or service in the London area, then Sparrowhawk motors can meet your needs at a competitive price. The convenient location makes it ideal for the Londoners to find us.

Ade Auto Repairs
1795 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Welcome to Ade Auto Repairs.
We understand that in society today people depend a lot on their vehicles, and if they breakdown, you want the repair and maintenance of your car to be of the highest quality, making sure that your vehicle performs to its highest standard.
Ade Auto Repairs is a friendly and efficiently run business with over 30 years of experience in the trade.
We believe in providing the highest level of service and repair, an unbeatable service at a competitive price.most of our customers visits us as a result of the recommendation of previous customers, so when you need a garage you can rely on, come to us. Knowing that when your vehicle is off the road, you want it back in action as soon as possible without compromising the safety and standard of repair.

Formula One Autocentres - Rugby
57 Jobs Completed
Rugby
2.0 / 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.

Formula One Autocentres - Lincoln
108 Jobs Completed
Lincoln
4.3 / 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.

Tamil Autos LTD
16 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.5 / 5

- CAR SERVICING AND REPAIRS
- TYRE REPLACEMENT AND BALANCING
- DIAGNOSTICS
- TIMING
- CLUTCHES

London Motor Sports Ltd
496 Jobs Completed
London
4.3 / 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.

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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

2399 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£258.17
Ford£276.65
Audi£297.61
Volkswagen£303.15
Peugeot£277.73
Renault£306.76
Citroen£280.30
BMW£397.54
Nissan£269.58
Mercedes£373.75
MINI£376.10
Volvo£274.48
Toyota£327.32

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 26/08/2020 and 24/11/2020.

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