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Ice cold air con very happy with the regas
Great Service. Did what they said they would do in the time they said it would take.
Good service and very competitively priced. I will go back again.
Sorted my air conditioning very quickly and even checked my tyres. Great service.
contacted them , told them when i needed car done, very helpful. Very intensive mot, only failed on a front coil, i elected to have coil replaced by ORION Motors in Basildon rather than at F1 as it was half the price F1 quoted, but had it re tested at F1 few days later retest fee £17.50
Matt's fantastic, keeps you in the loop completely with what's gone wrong and what needs to be done. Tells you all of the costs so you can make your own decision and has clearly invested in the best equipment and staff available to make sure it's all done properly. Easily the best quote I received, very fair on price and brilliant service. Would definitely use again!
Really pleased with the service from Mat, job completed on time they even found a problem i never knew about professional and curteous definitely recommend
Very good service. Will be recommending to friends and family.
Matt at Motortechs was professional, knowledgeable and quick to update me with any developments in the job. Utilising various services at Motortechs they were able to resolve the issue I came in with and various other things I has been meaning to look at. I was offered various solutions aimed at keeping the costs as low as possible. A few months later my car is running perfectly and I will be returning with any motoring issues I have in the future.
They contacted me very quickly . The job was cried out the following day professionally and I also arranged for some additional work which was carried out within days at a time suitable to me . I'm really pleased with the the work a and the price and would def recommend them
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.
They did everything they said they would. Very happy and overall good experience at a reasonable price!
A little bit late turning up but really fast and efficient on the job. Would definitely use again.
Punctual, tried their hardest to get the car going but unable to
Excellent service. Arrived on time to do the diagnosis. Have us good advice about sourcing parts and returned very quickly to complete the repair once the parts arrived. Clean and tidy job and massively impressed. Will certainly be using this service and this mechanic again.
Pleasantly surprised. Came to the house, did the job whist I was working on other things. Also took the car for its MOT. Less hassle than taking the car to the garage. look forward to getting my other car done in the future.
All very easily done. They were communicative and helpful and considering the work done very reasonably priced. I wold definitely use them again.
It was perfectly fine and quickly
Had recently bought my car so was in a rush to have it looked at to end my concerns. They looked at my car within a about an hour of messaging me, i arrived and they took it straight in and sorted it. was only a light issue in the end but they got it straight back on the road for me and i really appriciated it, top work!
I was very pleased, thank-you and have returned for other repairs since, as I was very satisfied with the work done and friendly professional staff. This was an unusual repair as I wanted a second-hand axle as well as the repairs. I was really impressed that the staff were able to source an axle and then offer a price that I thought was very fair. Well done and thanks again. I have a few cars in my household and we will be using your garage now :)
I used Uncle Toms a few times under their previous owners however was often unsure they had actually completed the work they were charging me for, so you can imagine I was very sceptical when they provided a cheap price on here. I had been meaning to do oil and plugs on my wifes car for a few months but havent had the time and now its getting cold/wet I didnt really fancy doing it, the price quoted with using my parts was £42, we dropped the car off, the work was done, we collected and paid £42. cant say fairer than that. I had been using an alternative garage over recent years but based on today I would happily consider Uncle Toms again under their new management
Arrived early which was good carried out the work as needed would recommend first class.
Overall the service was fantastic, would highly recommend them!
brillian experience - will definately use jim again and l have recommend to friends and family. Really prompt and professional and done a fantastic job.
Great friendly mechanic, extremely competitive and work was spot on. I would recommend him to anyone and will be using him again. Thanks Fabio
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 Southend-on-Sea 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!