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Cambelt Change in Oxford

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Get a great-value cambelt change with one of our Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford (64 found)
D&A Autos
18 Jobs Completed
Witney
4.8 / 5

D&A Autos of Witney offer an independent personal service backed up by over 40 years experience. Although we are well known as Volvo specialists within the Oxford/Witney area, we also deal with all other makes of cars. Offering a full service from MOT/Repairs to selling carefully selected used cars.

Our staff are hand picked and are also fully skilled. We feel we can offer you a service that is not only personal but highly skillful and professional. We have a good modern workshop with 4 bays fitted out by ourselves, and have daily deliveries from most franchises to cater for all makes. We also carry out diagnostic work and specialist work for other garages in the Witney/Oxford area and welcome trade enquiries.

AJH Vehicle Repairs
186 Jobs Completed
Didcot
4.9 / 5

Established in 2016, we are a relatively new, independent company with a wealth of experience in car servicing and car repairs. Our professional mechanics are trained to NVQ Level 3 with more than 50 years of experience in the motor trade, and can fix any car problem on any make or model of vehicle. We are focused on providing Didcot residents with efficient and reliable garage services, including car servicing packages, annual MOT testing and accurate vehicle diagnostics with modern equipment. Our aim is to deliver outstanding garage services at affordable prices, with a 12-month insurance guarantee for labour and parts.

Here is what Didcot motorists can expect from us:

• Free estimates for our garage services, including car repairs
• Friendly, family-run business dedicated to serving domestic clients
• Emergency call-outs and mobile repairs available in the local area
• Experienced mechanics that are fully-insured to carry out car repairs
• Competitive prices for car servicing and vehicle diagnostics

AKI MOTORS LTD
163 Jobs Completed
ABINGDON
4.8 / 5

Our services include:

Batteries, alternators
brakes
Servicing
Steering and suspension
Diagnostics
Exhaust supply and fitment
Clutches and Gearboxes
Locking wheel nut removal service
Vehicle health checks
Cam belts
MOT's arranged

The list goes on...

Formula One Autocentres - Cowley
25 Job Completed
Cowley
5.0 / 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.

Lewis Motors (Oxford) LTD
17 Jobs Completed
Kidlington
5.0 / 5

We are a family run, independent garage located in Langford Lane Kidlington.
We service and repair all makes and models of cars and commercial vehicles.
We offer Mots in class 4,5 and 7 vehicles. We pride ourselves in offering an honest, reliable and great value services.

Protyre Abingdon
97 Jobs Completed
Abingdon
3.6 / 5

Jason and his team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs including vehicle servicing and MOTs as well as supplying and fitting tyres for cars, vans, 4x4s and agricultural vehicles from all leading manufacturers, including Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone and Continental, the centre also boasts a laser wheel allignment system. Jason and his team will be pleased to provide advice on the best tyres to meet your driving requirements. Why not visit our centre to get the best advise from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.

AVC Motors
83 Jobs Completed
Cowley
4.8 / 5

Established in 1981 AVC Motors is your local independent garage and MOT Centre in Cowley and Headington Oxford.

Our fully-qualified technicians take pride in providing excellent quality car and van servicing and repairs at reasonable prices, for a wide variety of vehicles.

When you bring your car or van to AVC Motors for an MOT or service, you will be treated politely, and with respect.

Regular servicing is essential for the reliability and smooth running of your vehicle. We offer affordable car servicing, yet still exceed the level of quality you can expect from a main dealer.

LMS Motors Ltd
4 Job Completed
Oxford
5.0 / 5

LMS Motors Ltd is a friendly, family run garage, established since 2011 and located in Botley, Oxford. We are members of the highly accredited ServiceSure Autocentre network, which ensures our mechanics are fully trained on the latest techniques and comes with a national 12 months / 12,000 miles warranty on both parts and labour. We can undertake all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOT’s with no job being too big or too small. We also carry out welding work and minor body repairs and use the latest diagnostic tools to ensure we are able to find faults and fix them quickly. We are also members of the Motor Ombudsman, which means that we adhere to a strict code of conduct, and our work is also backed by Checkatrade.com and the IMI.

We can also offer our customers 0% repair finance – feel free to ask for more information. We also have free courtesy cars (subject to availability) and provide customers with a free vehicle collection and delivery service within 10 miles of the garage.

Johnsons Hyundai - Oxford
2 Job Completed
Oxford
4.0 / 5

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities.

We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake of being different, but because it makes us better. And for us, that starts with you.

We're dedicated to providing a full spectrum of aftersales care, including maintenance and servicing. And naturally, all work is carried out to the highest standard by our team of Hyundai trained technicians, using only genuine parts.

Quarry Motoring Centre
5 Job Completed
Headington
5.0 / 5

Quarry Motoring Centre is a well-established family run business which has been around since 1965. With over 50 years of experience within the motor industry, we offer customers a very comprehensive list of services from repairs and maintenance work through to tyres, MOT’s and servicing, with no job being too big or too small. We price competitively and our work is backed by the RMI for your peace of mind.

We employ a team of 5 technicians, including 3 MOT testers and 1 tyre fitter, so we are more than capable of getting your vehicle road worthy ASAP.

Didcot Auto Centre
49 Jobs Completed
Didcot
3.3 / 5

"Didcot Auto Centre was established 5 years ago in our modern 4880 sqft premises. We provide car servicing, repairs and MOT testing. Over the years we have specialised in BMW and Mercedes but are able to handle any make of vehicle Are you tired of paying expensive dealer service and maintenance prices? We can now give you the same warranty as your dealer but save you the expense."

HiQ Abingdon
1 Job Completed
Abingdon
5.0 / 5

When it comes to servicing your car, HiQ Abingdon can offer you the premium service you'd expect from a main dealer - without the premium price tag. This means you can reduce your servicing costs without compromising your warranty. Our Warranty Approved Servicing is carried out by highly trained technicians using parts and lubricants that match those specified as Original Equipment. This ensures compliance with the Manufacturers Warranty, so the only difference you'll notice is in your wallet.

As well as great value for money, you can expect a thorough and fair service. At HiQ Abingdon we use a traffic light system in our servicing, which outlines what work needs doing, and how urgently it needs to be done. When a green light is ticked on your servicing report, the job has been auctioned and the problem is visually ok. If the amber light it ticked, we suggest that you take action when you can. If the red light is ticked the problem requires urgent action and we would highly recommend that the problem is rectified as soon as possible. An MOT test checks that vehicles meet the road safety and environmental standards required by law. All cars over 3 years old require an MOT test every 12 months. Without a current MOT certificate, you will be unable to drive your vehicle lawfully or renew your road fund license. You can have an MOT test completed up to one month before the expiry of your current MOT without affecting your annual expiry date. You can find the earliest date to MOT your vehicle on the front of your last pass certificate. And don't forget to bring your Vehicle Registration Document (V5) with you on the day of the test.

As tyre experts, we think it's only right to share our in-depth experience with our customers. That's why we've collected a few tyre tips for you. By following the advice below, you'll find that your tyres will go much further, saving you time and money along the way. Make sure your tyres are always at the correct pressure - refer to your car handbook for more information. Check your tyres regularly for any obvious signs of under-inflation, wear, cuts and bulges in the sidewalls, plus remove any stones or other foreign objects trapped in the tread grooves. Have the steering alignment checked if front tyres show signs of excessive or uneven wear. Have front wheels and tyres balanced if there are signs of vibration, wheel wobble or patchy tyre wear. Drive with consideration for your tyres by avoiding harsh braking, fierce acceleration and fast cornering. If you're in doubt about your tyres, don't worry. Just call in to see us and ask for your free, no-obligation tyre check.

SPL Automotive Oxford
1 Job Completed
Oxford
5.0 / 5

We are a local Oxford based mobile car servicing, repairs, & recovery specialist. Offering the highest quality mobile service at a reasonable price. We use the latest computer aided diagnostic software to help diagnose issues with your car. Full workshop facilities based right here in Cowley, Oxford.

Formula One Autocentres - Oxford
181 Jobs Completed
Oxford
3.5 / 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.

Halfords Autocentre Oxford
Member since 26 April 2020
Oxford

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.

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Cambelt Change in Oxford
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 Oxford bookings

4.89

9 reviews

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