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Cambelt repair and replacement is not a job to be put off; ignoring it ca cause substantial damage to your car’s other components.

A snapped timing belt (cambelt) can sometimes lead to engine damage or even a blown head gasket.

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Top garages for Volkswagen Cambelt Change (10,042 found)
AM Autos London LTD
5 Jobs Completed
Greenford
4.8 / 5

AM Autos London Ltd is synonymous with providing the care your vehicle deserves. We are known as a full-service auto maintenance and repair garage that has been serving London over years of experience. We are proud to share that we use advanced technology, latest equipment, and tools for your vehicle maintenance and repair.

Our services are ranging from Brake Repair to Tyre Alignment, Car Wash & Interior Detailing, Ignition test, and Insurance and Breakdown Assistance. We tend to be a leading car repair and maintenance garage in London where customers get quality workmanship at economical rates.

When it comes to premium models, you get all the benefits of professional service with branded parts and accessories without paying astronomical bills. Our distinctive approach, dedicated team, and partnership with the automotive sector ensure that services you get at Am Autos London Ltd. are viable than other garages.


We provide servicing, repair & diagnostics for all makes and models. Our technicians are fully qualified, and will happily discuss any questions or queries you may have with you before undertaking any work, ensuring you are aware of the work required and keeping you informed as we progress. We also have a comfortable waiting area which has satellite TV and a bean to cup coffee machine for your use. We also provide a free vehicle collection and delivery service within 5 miles of the garage. All work comes with 12 months / 12,000 miles’ warranty on both parts and labour for your peace of mind. Please do have a look at the feedback on our Facebook page as you can see many positive reviews left from our existing customers which proves we always go that extra mile above and beyond to ensure our customers are happy with our service.

Genesis Autos
693 Jobs Completed
liverpool
4.2 / 5

Genesis Automotives is a mobile car repair service dedicated to giving your automobile the treatment it needs to perform well and have a long lifespan. We are currently based in the local area and are the most reliable mobile car mechanics available in the area. If you would like to see what we can offer you, connect with us by filling the form below. We are always ready to attend to your inquiries.

D&G Autocare - Dundee
280 Jobs Completed
Dundee
4.8 / 5

Proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 autocare centre, D&G Autocare provide our customers with the best deals on MOTs, tyres, exhausts, brakes, servicing, suspensions, clutches and garage repairs! We’re equipped to fix all garage repairs and replace all car parts. We also supply tyres and wheels and have VOSA Authorised Testing Facilities up to Class 7 commercial Vehicles. Company cars, fleet and lease vehicles are welcome too. With our knowledge and experience, we provide our customers with a service that’s second to none, together with fantastic value for money and the best guarantees in the business.

Newtown Motor Engineering
11 Job Completed
Gosport
5.0 / 5

We are a local garage trained in all aspects of car maintenance: service, MOT, breakdowns and complex restorations. We also have experience in track day car set up and rallying, owning our own rally team running in the Historic Class.
We pride ourselves in good customer service and honesty, offering a local collection and delivery service to all customers.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or for more information. Shop local!!

MG, FORD and classic car specialist. All modern vehicles also worked on
Home start and recovery.
MOT
Servicing
Tyre Changing
Basic / Major bodywork
Track Day and race car set up
All types welding
Engine rebuilds
General / Major repairs
Remapping and Tuning

S H Service Centre Ltd
72 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
4.3 / 5

We are an independent garage based in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, who can carry out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOT’s, with no job being too big or too small. Having been established since 2007, we are well-known within the local area and have built up a fantastic reputation, however, new custom is always welcome! We pride ourselves on being honest and reliable, offering our customers a “value for money” service, with all work being carried out to the highest of standards. Our team of four technicians, including MOT testers, are fully qualified and have many years of experience working on all makes and models between them.

We take our work very seriously and are members of the Good Garage Scheme as well as the Motor Ombudsman, meaning that we adhere to a strict code of conduct at all times. We may be new to this website however we have been members of the Good Garage Scheme for a while and have many positive feedbacks on their website, which should offer you some peace of mind.

We can offer our customers a free vehicle collection and delivery service within 5 miles of the garage, or the use of one of our courtesy cars (subject to availability). All work comes with 12 months / 12,000 miles guarantee, and we use good quality parts.

Mersey Garage
968 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.7 / 5

We set up in 2016 as a garage to repair vehicles because we have been appalled at some of the horror stories we have seen and heard about garages with customers vehicles.

We are an honest, transparent and open garage who will always repair your car with as little cost to yourself as possible.

Once you've had your car repaired with us, you'll bring your family and friends here too, we guarantee it!

Nest Autos
1337 Jobs Completed
Eccleshill
4.8 / 5

At Nest Autos Ltd we know your car is more than a tool that gets you from A to B, it’s your freedom. Your car lets you complete essential daily activities such as travelling to and from work, buying groceries, and picking up the children from school. You depend on it, so it’s important your car receives quality repairs and service.

When you bring your car to Nest Autos Ltd, we make sure your car leaves trouble-free so you can have your freedom, and your peace of mind. With over 75 years experience repairing and maintaining cars and 3 years combined experience building, engineering and running a racing car our passion for cars is enormous. We know you care about your car, and so do we. Our technicians will strive to ensure you receive the best support and service for you and your car.

We can drop you off where you need to go while we work on your car and pick you up again when the job has been completed.

Please ask about our new free courtesy car service.

We also offer a collection and delivery service within 10 miles of the garage.

Rivus Fleet Solutions - Liverpool
76 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.8 / 5

Rivus, formerly known as BT Fleet, is the UK’s largest fleet management company with a network of fully-accredited and manufacturer-approved garages throughout the UK. Our garages are responsible for working on some of the largest fleets in the country – and they’re open to you too. Our qualified technicians have the skills and equipment to do whatever is needed to keep your vehicle moving, including servicing, maintenance, repairs and MOTs. We have a have a long history of providing award-winning services at the most competitive prices, together with network of trusted suppliers so your vehicle will only be fitted with parts of highest quality. We’re ready to help you.

Derby Vehicle Solutions
397 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.6 / 5

Derby Vehicle Solutions provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in derby for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at DVS.

Specialists in vehicle servicing; DVS will service your car to the highest standard, ensuring all parts are OE specification, meaning all parts fitted will not invalidate your vehicle warranty.

As our commitment towards added value service, we carry out a 50 POINT safety check on every vehicle!

Niche Motor Sales Limited
445 Jobs Completed
Bradford
4.7 / 5

We provide one of the best services for MOT tests at our Garage in Bradford. By using highly experienced staff and equipment you can be assured your car is in good hands to be inspected.

At Niche Motor Company we offer the best deals around and we pride ourselves on our customer care and offer an excellent personal service. We offer a wide range of services including Bodywork, MOT's and Servicing and Air Conditioning Regas/Recharge services.

A small investment in routine servicing, plus a good inspection programme, results in a good return on that investment.

Niche Motor Sales have fully qualified and experienced staff that can supply and fit brakes for all makes and models at competitive prices.

In addition to the above, we also offer repairs and services for air conditioning, suspension repairs, electrical and battery repairs and much more!

We are Car, Van And Truck air conditioning specialist covering the whole of West Yorkshire.

We have Invested Thousands of pounds in State of the art Car Air Conditioning Regas and car Air Conditioning service machinery to give our customers the best service for their money

We service both Air Gas types: R134A & HFO123YF

Please call in for your Car, van and Truck Air Conditioning Recharge/Regas and be seen with in 20 minutes guaranteed

NO appointments ever needed.

See you soon

Cookswell Garage Ltd.
96 Jobs Completed
Morpeth
5.0 / 5

Family run business established in 1962.
We have over thirty years experience with Citroen, accompanied with a team of technicians who are trained in all makes and models.

The service department have achieved many awards for, " Best Aftersales Customer Experience," .
We carry out MOT testing , Service, repairs, diagnostics, tyres, exhaust, suspension and complex engine repairs. Our repairs are accompanied with digital and visual health checks whilst your vehicle is in the workshop and will integrate with an email or mobile phone number, keeping you updated with your vehicle's progress.
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Cookswell host two sites, Ashington and Pegswood.
The workshop is located on Pegswood front street.

We look forward to meeting you!

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2228 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 15 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

Automax Swindon
133 Jobs Completed
Swindon
4.9 / 5

Automax is a local business in Swindon which was established in 2009 by Tomasz Kremer. Tomasz and his team have several years of experience in the motor trade with a passion for the automotive world who provide a very high level of service, where customer satisfaction takes first place.

In our garage in Swindon we employ experienced professionals and will carry out a quick and accurate diagnosis of faults and follow with reliable repair. Our team will be happy to service your vehicle periodically to ensure the vehicles longevity.

We keep up to date with new technology to maintain the highest standard of services at affordable prices to suit all vehicles.

Not only we will service, repair or MOT your vehicle but we also specialise in:
- Diesel systems
- Injector pulling
- ECU remapping and faults removing (modifications to the engine controller software)
- Advanced diagnosis
- 3D alignment (latest equipment)
- New and part worn tyres
- DPF filters solutions
- Air condition service and repairs

Try us and you will not be disappointed!

DP Vehicle Care
47 Jobs Completed
Covering all areas
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business established 1995. We have over 20 years experience. We have a fantastic reputation for our reliability and reasonable prices. We are fully mobile and work around you. We are open 7 days a week and work till late. You will receive a 12 month guarantee with any work carried out. We look forward to speaking to you.

Sefton Hire LTD T/A Practical Autocare
14 Jobs Completed
LIVERPOOL
5.0 / 5

We are a local company situated in the city centre of Liverpool. We offer a wide range of mechanical sevices including diagnostics, servicing,mot prep and fail work, tyres brakes etc.. we also have a hire car and van firm onsite to offer a replacement vehicle whilst their vehicle is in for repairs.

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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.

Average rating for  Volkswagen Cambelt Change  bookings

4.86

355 reviews

Volkswagen Cambelt Change Cost

A Cambelt Change will likely cost between £300-£400. It will vary depending on your Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen Model
Volkswagen ModelAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen Golf£333.17
Volkswagen Polo£317.70
Volkswagen Touran£307.35
Volkswagen Passat£389.34

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/10/2020 and 28/01/2021.

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