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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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A1 Motorcare Ltd
24 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

A1 Motorcare is an award winning, family run vehicle repair garage and MOT test centre, based in Rumney, Cardiff. We’ve been operating nearly 40 years and have maintained a solid reputation as a Cardiff-based garage that you can trust.

General vehicle maintenance and car issues can be a real inconvenience. We strive to make these experiences as hassle free as possible. Our expert team of fully qualified mechanics are always happy to help, providing a professional service that will get you back on the road in no time.

We provide a range of services for all car makes and models. From MOTs, to diagnostics and repairs. We’re also a registered centre for Mercedes, BMW and Mazda vehicles.

In addition to our vehicle repair and maintenance services, we also sell cars! We’ll go above and beyond for customers and that’s why we proudly have a high customer loyalty rate. We’re also happy to reward loyalty with our exclusive A1 Motorcare loyalty card, giving you 10% off all MOTs and labour.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
2227 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.8 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
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Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
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Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
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Aysin Limited
153 Jobs Completed
london
4.7 / 5

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The Complete Car Service (Herts) LLP
15 Jobs Completed
Hertford
5.0 / 5

We are a family firm based in South Hertfordshire offering mobile mechanical services at a time to suit our customers, including evenings and weekends.

Our services include mobile mechanical issues and recovery. If it's a job we cant complete using one of our mobile mechanics, we also offer a free drop collection and delivery service for our workshop.

We are an experienced team who have been trained and worked for the leading car brands such as Jaguar, Land Rover, Audi, VW, Skoda and Mercedes.

We aim to keep the way we talk to you simple and jargon free. If we are not explaining it clearly, we are not doing our job well.

We like to use manufacturer recommended parts as the quality is better and there are less issues with them once fitted. We want to keep you on the road, problem free, for as long as possible.

J&J Vehicle Engineering
406 Jobs Completed
Cricklade
5.0 / 5

We are an established independent garage based on the outskirts of Cricklade which offers an honest and reliable service. No job is too big or small, our team will always keep you informed of any updates throughout the time your vehicle is with us and we will always discuss your options with you.

Our well-equipped workshop allows us to carry out and specialise in a wide range of services including clutch jobs, timing belts, and timing chains. We source all our parts from a reputable supplier and they come with a standard manufacturer warranty. Our workshop is home to 2 ramps and a high-skilled team of mechanics who will always deliver you with honest advice and fantastic repairs.

Duffys Motors
713 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
5.0 / 5

Gearbox specialist for 3 years before moving onto work at a number of different dealerships including Kia, Skoda, Audi, Fiat and Alfa. In 2013 I decided to fly solo and set up as a mobile mechanic. In 2016 i opened up a small garage to do biggger jobs. In September 2018 i moved to a bigger garage. I still do mobile work if required please just ask

15 Years experience in the motor trade from Vauxhall servicing to Ferrari timing belts no job is to big or small

We are only 300m from the metro centre. So you can drop your car off and get anywhere on the bus or do a bit shopping

All credit or debit cards accepted

Eagle Autos
1461 Jobs Completed
South Wimbledon
4.8 / 5

Eagle Autos provide a personalised quality service for all makes and models and include cars that are still within the manufacturer’s warranty period and also cars that are over 3 years old.
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LC Diagnostic & Repair LTD
66 Jobs Completed
Southampton
4.8 / 5

We founded LC Diagnostic & Repair in 2017 to proudly serve vehicle owners in the Southampton area. We all grew up in love with the power and feel of vehicles — don’t hesitate to ask about our favourites, but you might be sticking around for awhile! We are proud to have recently become a Euro Repar Car Service garage and a member of Retail Motor Industry and Trust My Garage associations. Our business and zest for excellent car servicing is growing!

We’re passionate about cars, and we bring that passion into our work . Our mechanics are professional, quick and careful. We’ll send you home driving a safe vehicle that meets all VOSA regulations and inspections, so why go anywhere else! We are located at Unit T on Hazel Road in Woolston, Southampton (SO19 7HS), just behind Events Business Management (EBM, formerly Wise Catering).

Ewood Motor Services
362 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
4.9 / 5

Ewood Motor services is conveniently based in Blackburn near Ewood Park. Our garage is home to the latest equipment and facilities enabling us to carry our repairs and services to a high standard. Providing a free collection/delivery for local customers within 5 miles is just one of the many great services we offer.

We cover a range of mechanical services from brakes and exhausts to steering and suspension. Our mechanics have gained a variety of skills over the years and aim to make sure your car care needs is a swift, smooth running experience.

Our diagnostic equipment helps us pinpoint problems which means we can successfully carry out any work needed so you can be back on the road in no time. Our comfortable waiting room is there if you wish to wait while we work on your car, or we have some very handy local transport links if you wish to go about your day to day activities,

We also have a fully kitted out body shop on site for all body work repairs

ACM Garage & Tyres
453 Jobs Completed
newton abbot
4.8 / 5

ACM Garage are here for all your vehicle repairs;
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Vtec Automotive
122 Jobs Completed
Salisbury
4.9 / 5

We are based in Churchfields Industrial Estate which is only 2 minutes from Salisbury train station and the city centre. When you are in search of friendly and courteous service with professional standards, please look no further. We are a family run business with extensive experience and with members who are Ford trained. They have worked in the industry for over 10 years , including with Volkswagon.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Stockton-on-Tees
930 Jobs Completed
Stockton-On-Tees
4.7 / 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.

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M&A Mot and Repair Centre
39 Jobs Completed
rochdale
4.3 / 5

With more than 30 years experience in the motor trade we have the knowledge to give our customers excellent service.

Based in Rochdale we offer a wide range of garage services to a wide range of vehicles, including cars, light commercial, and fleets.

We provide a comprehensive diagnostic service as well as servicing and repairs including brakes, clutches, gearbox & engine swaps, suspension systems, body work and much more.

Formula One Autocentres - Walkden
51 Jobs Completed
Manchester
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.

Milans Auto Ltd
13 Jobs Completed
London
4.2 / 5

I am a fully qualified technician with over 13 years of experience working on all makes and models of cars and large vans. I operate as a mobile mechanic, coming to repair your vehicle at a time and place to suit you. I believe in offering complete transparency to my customers and so you are welcome to watch me working on your vehicle, as well as view removed parts and ask any questions you may have regarding why they needed replaced and perhaps learn what pointers to look out for next time. I can also offer customers a variety of parts, to suit all budgets, and I guarantee all of my work for your peace of mind.

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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 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 changed?

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. 

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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.

Average rating for  MINI Cambelt Change  bookings

4.43

7 reviews

MINI Cambelt Change Cost

A Cambelt Change will likely cost between £300-£400. It will vary depending on your MINI model due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Cambelt Change Cost by MINI Model
MINI ModelAverage PriceGet Quotes
MINI Hatch£325.16
MINI Countryman£381.84

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 17/05/2020 and 15/08/2020.

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 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