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Cambelt Change in Bristol

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Get a great-value cambelt change with one of our Bristol cam belt specialists.



Cambelt replacement (or 'timing belt replacement') is essential, but pricey, which is where we come in. Tell us what's required, and friendly, local garages in and around Bristol will quote for the work required - so you can be sure of getting great value.

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Top garages for Cambelt Change in Bristol (80 found)
Monster Dent
229 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.9 / 5

We are a 5 star garage with high experienced technicians that will take care of your car, we provide:
Paintless dent removal (PDR)
MOT repairs
Servicing
Air Con Regas
Air Con Recharge
Brakes
Clutches
Timing belt / chain replacements
Welding
Diagnostics
Engine repairs / replacement
Painting / Panel Beating
Bodywork

Drive in with no appointment. Luxury waiting area with TV, Wi-Fi and free hot drinks. Comfortable place for you and your vehicle.
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Westbourne Motors - Bristol
117 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.6 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC.

For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service with over 70 fully trained mechanics ready to fix your car at home or work, saving you the time and fuss of driving to a garage.

For major jobs we also operate repair workshops and offer courtesy cars to use whilst we fix your car.

The Westbourne name is synonymous with convenience, efficiency, courtesy and great value and all of our repairs carry a nationwide guarantee.

We are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your call.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Bristol
1156 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.3 / 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!!

Halfords Autocentre Bristol (Downend Road)
6 Jobs Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

Formula One Autocentres - Bristol
347 Jobs Completed
Bristol, Avon
4.5 / 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.

Soundwell Service & Repair Centre
48 Jobs Completed
St George
4.9 / 5

We are a local independent garage serving Kingswood, St George and the surrounding area. Our friendly and professional staff will be happy to help with all your motoring services from MOTs and exhausts to air-conditioning and shock absorbers.

TBD vehicle care
335 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.9 / 5

Welcome to TBD Vehicle Care. We are an independent garage based in Bristol dedicated to providing an exceptional standard of workmanship. With over 25 years experience in repairs and services, our highly skilled friendly mechanics are here to deliver you with an honest and efficient service.

We cover a wide range of car repairs and services from clutch replacements to diagnostics using quality parts and the latest equipment. Our goal is for all our customers to leave 100% satisfied in a reliable roadworthy car.

If you wish to wait while we work on your car we have a comfortable waiting room where our staff can offer you some complimentary refreshments and wifi.

JSMechanics
79 Jobs Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

JS Mechanics is your local mobile vehicle technician who can supply a multitude of vehicle diagnostic, service & repair services.Our service is provided as an "on site" basis. We can come to your place of work, home, or place of your choice

Vehicle safety checks
Yearly & 6 monthly vehicle servicing
Electrical diagnostics
Mechanical diagnostics & repair
Exhaust repair and replacement
Brake servicing & repair
Clutch & flywheel
Batteries
General vehicle audio / interior repairs
And anything vehicle related you may require

Brunel Tyres & Autocare
121 Jobs Completed
BRISTOL
4.6 / 5

We are a family owned independent garage located a mile from Bristol city centre. We have always prided ourselves in putting our customers first and have always been focused on providing the highest levels of customer service. Since recently joining the prestigious HiQ network we also have the added support of a global manufacturer. In short, we are a good honest local company who are always looking to go the extra mile.

Plev Garages
73 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.5 / 5

Looking for great value car servicing? Need a reliable MOT test centre?
We are specialists offering car servicing and MOTs at great prices. We pride ourselves on our excellent service and our trained mechanics will be happy to answer all of your questions regardless of your vehicle make or model.

Autospeed Servicing and MOT
140 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.8 / 5

Here at Autospeed we offer our customers a fast, friendly service at very competitive prices. We carry out all forms of repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOT’s with no job being too big or too small. We have a team of technicians who are main dealer trained to NVQ level 3 level with years of experience. VOSA approved MOT testers, who have many years of combined experience within the motor industry working on all makes and models of vehicles.

Using only good quality OE approved parts ensures your vehicle remains in top working condition, and allows us to guarantee our work.

We offer our customers a FREE vehicle collection and delivery service within 7 miles, as we know how stressful it can be trying to arrange alternative transport.

Surecar Ltd
43 Jobs Completed
Bristol
3.0 / 5

Independent garage established over 40 years ago, based in the heart of Fishponds. We offer FOC Collection & Delivery within a ten mile radius.
We also offer FOC Courtesy vehicles whilst yours is in for repair if preffered.
We can also Price Match any quotes like for like.

Winners of the Good Garage Scheme awardswe pride ourselves on our trustworthy team and positive work ethic.

We also offer:
Mot Testing for Class 4 and Class 7.
All types of repairs for all types of makes/models
Discounted labour rate for business fleets
60 days payment terms for business accounts
Third Party Breakdown recovery service
Over the phone advice to drivers when needed
The latest Diagnostic equipment to serve all models of vehicles
Vehicle Sales Department

T.D Garage Services
77 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.2 / 5

At TD Garage Services Ltd, we take care of all car makes and models. Whether you have a Ford, a Fiat, a Honda or a Hyundai, you can trust us to do a quality job. We are well known as a reliable local garage that provides a range of services including car repairs, servicing as well as MOT testing.

24/7 Auto Repairs Ltd
180 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.9 / 5

When we say 24/7, we mean it. Our engineers are available all hours of the day, even on Sunday.

Our mechanics in Bristol are efficient, friendly and hard working. You can access affordable repairs in no time.

At 24/7 Auto Repairs Ltd, we are committed to providing customers with an all-round, easily accessible mechanic service.

Roundway Garage Ltd
2 Job Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

Roundway Garage Ltd is a well-established workshop based in Bristol, which has been in operation since 2011. We are based centrally and the town centre is a mere 5 minutes away on foot, with many bus and train links available. Alternatively, there are many local shops and cafes on hand should you rather wait whilst we work on your vehicle.

We carry out all mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and class 4 MOT’s on site with no job being too big or too small. Our work is backed by the IMI and the RMI, and we provide our customers with 12 months / 12,000 miles guarantee on parts and labour for your peace of mind.

Our three technicians are fully qualified and have a vast range of experience working on all makes and models. We can offer our customers a free local collection and delivery service within 5 miles of the garage to help ease transportation issues.

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Cambelt Change in Bristol
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 in Bristol bookings

4.85

27 reviews

How much does Cambelt Change cost in Bristol?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Cambelt Change is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Bristol for Cambelt Change on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Cambelt Change Cost by Car Make in Bristol
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£249.87
Volkswagen£311.93

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/02/2020 and 29/05/2020.

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 FAQ section and video 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 cambelt replacement price should generally be close the the national average as shown at the top of this page.

However, it is impossible to predict cambelt replacement cost as each car is different, as is the extent of damage.

How much to change timing belt?

(A timing belt is another word for a cambelt)

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

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

The last thing you want is timing belt change cost to increase!

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
  4. 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 by clicking here!
Gary from Complete Mechanics speaks to us about Cambelts