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The service was promoted and efficient, identifying the problem( a sensor on the power steering pump), sourcing a replacement, fitting and the car was ready to collect the next day... A great job...
Excellent friendly service, very helpful guys, will use again
Got let down by another mechanic and was in urgent need of the repair, overnight they managed to book me in for next day and couldn’t appreciate it enough will be back for more work thanks
Thankyou so much for fitting the new clutch on my Honda Civic. Very friendly guy and A1 service will recommended to anyone needing repaire
Efficient blokes who fitted my car in at short notice
Great service - the appointment was organised swiftly and the receptionist bent over backwards to accommodate my timings. The service was quick and professional and worth every penny during the heatwave. I’ll be back again in the future!
Cannot fault the service here. Friendly and pleasant staff, quick service with no problems. Work completed as required perfectly.
Great service and helpful staff. Definitely Recommended.
Work completed on time and the details clearly explained. Polite and workmanlike, will definitely use for car servicing in the future
Great service and very professional. I will recommend and use again
Excellent customer service
it is very good price
Great service and friendly staff
The aircon service done was excellent with a competitive price. Good job!!
JOHN arrived when he said he would, and very knowledgeable about what he was doing . The job was done very quickly and to my Satisfaction. I WOULD USE JOHN AGAIN SHOULD I NEED TO
Excellent service overall. Responsive, able to do my Per-purchase inspection quickly and on short notice, and did a thorough job. I will say the aircon doesn't work as expected, though I'm not sure it was detectable really during the PPI on a cool day. Found a number of items on the car that I doubt others would have.
Good service, good comms, good price.
MOT & Also changed my oil and filter and flushed with the items I had bought
Very reliable service
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.
Located close to the centre of Colchester our showroom supplies authentic, model-specific replacement parts direct from the manufacturer. We have the equipment to carry out work of all sizes, from bumps and scratches to complex bodywork repairs following an accident. Not only will we suggest the most suitable items and accessories, we'll fit them perfectly and within your warranty (where applicable). Our extensive knowledge of each model also means we can easily service fleet vehicles, Motability Scheme cars and classic Fords.
Great service and amazing customer service! The gentlemen did a cambelt change for my 2005 Ford Focus and also changed a few leads that needed changing, only charging for the part itself and nothing for the extra labour! They also have informed me on a potential future problem that will need to be looked at, at the next service! Great job at a very good price. I highly recommend!
Thank you, Friendly and honest service, Guys went the extra mile in helping me sort out an issue after the job. After service care is the best, Recommended and will use again. Cheer!
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 Colchester for Cambelt Change on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.
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This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/06/2018 and 22/09/2018.
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.
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.
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!
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;
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!