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Problems with your cambelt can have a detrimental impact to other components of your car; from causing engine damage to issues with your head gasket. Therefore, make sure not to put off cambelt repairs or replacement if the part is experiencing issues.

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Top garages for Cambelt Change in Manchester (436 found)
Awan Auto Tec
782 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 5

Awan Auto Tec are an independently run garage based in Awdwick, Manchester, which has been established since 2016. We have a team of three very experienced, fully qualif

Manchester Auto Cars LTD
372 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.6 / 5

We are a fully trained specialist team, consist of engineers and technicians who are ready to provide high quality automotive services to our clients. we have been establ

Brook Street Motors Bury
560 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide e

DS AUTO
973 Jobs Completed
Stretford
4.4 / 5

...DS AUTO, is a family run business, based in Stretford and we cover all Manchester and the surrounding areas for Recovery, Breakdown and Garage service.<br /><br />We work alon

Tameside Auto Centre
33 Jobs Completed
Denton
5.0 / 5

Tameside Auto Centre are a well-established garage who have been serving customers within the Denton area since 2007. Our technicians are fully qualified and have many y

Direct Tyres Stockport - Team Protyre
199 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.9 / 5

Offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, GT Radial, Goodyear, Hankook and Falken with same day fitting available on a sele

Collingham Autos LTD
241 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

We specialise in car repair and car servicing all carried out in our fully equipped garage. We are a family business and operate throughout the Manchester, Cheetham Hill

Halfords Autocentre Altrincham
19 Jobs Completed
Altrincham
4.8 / 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 f

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2341 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.<br />We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49

Halfords Autocentre Oldham
28 Jobs Completed
Greater Manchester
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 f

Car Care Centre UK
6 Job Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

We are the Car Care Centre UK, one of the longest running garages in the area! We are a family run, well established business with over 40 years experience in the automot

Quick Lane (Trust Ford)
44 Jobs Completed
Gorton
4.9 / 5

Here at Quick Lane, we not only want to give you extraordinary service, but excellent value, too. We are therefore always looking for ways to add extra value to your expe

Taw Garage (Manchester) LTD
25 Jobs Completed
Manchester,
5.0 / 5

Taw Garage Limited is a Family owed business which has been established for over 35 years, we are also an RAC Approved Garage that carry's out all aspects of vehicle repa

Vehicle Lab LTD
167 Jobs Completed
Mossley
4.9 / 5

Vehicle Lab LTD in Mossley.

Sarab Delta Works Ltd
588 Jobs Completed
Eccles
4.8 / 5

We are a large family run 400 sqm garage which has been established for little over 3 years, since early 2014. We opened our doors originally purely as a bodyshop worksh

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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.

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How much does Cambelt Change cost in Manchester?

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 Manchester for Cambelt Change on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Cambelt Change Cost by Car Make in Manchester
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£212.03
Peugeot£260.39
Ford£305.58
Volkswagen£240.29
Nissan£257.70
Renault£297.58

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 22/01/2021 and 22/04/2021.

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 replacement, 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 replacement 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.
  5. 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