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Cambelts are also called camshaft belts, timing belts or timing chains.

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23rd March 2017
“Gary arrived on time, got on with the job. Phoned me just before he finished and advised me of what to do next. Will definitely use Click Mechanic again. After Gary's advice it could be as soon as tomorrow.

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JEFF

Volkswagen Transporter T5 • Timing belt and Water pump replacement

17th November 2016
“Gary arrived on time and carried out the inspections quickly and efficiently. Communication was excellent.

GILES

Citroen C5 • Diagnostic Inspection


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22nd March 2017
“Michael was great, he was friendly and did a great job. I will definitely be using Click Mechanic again.”

CHARLIE

Ford Fiesta • Timing belt and Water pump replacement

30th September 2016
“Mike was very helpful and honest. A very reliable and friendly man. Because of these characteristics you can easily trust him and what he says”

FLETCHER

Peugeot 307 • Timing belt/chain replacement


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21st March 2017
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NissanTiming belt and Water pump replacement

14th October 2016
“James came across very efficient and knowledgeable. I cannot fault the communication, I am very happy with the service, would use again and recommend. ”

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Ford Ka • Radiator replacement


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21st March 2017
“Excellent service, confirmed was on way and arrived as scheduled, work was carried outing a efficiently and to excellent standard.”

PHIL

Fiat 500/500C • Timing belt and Water pump replacement

21st January 2017
“Marcas was very friendly dispite being so cold friday morning he wouldnt even take a hot drink to worm himself up, he explain everything he was doing and the what and why fors. I was very please and think it was well worth the money becouse i would of had to pay for a brakdown lorry then estament and most proberbly of waited till monday for a repair thank you if the need arises i will ues u again without a second thought.”

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21st March 2017
“Very pleased with the mechanic's work; it was made to feel very easy and I was reassured by the mechanic's communication and knowledge.

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RICHARD

Seat Ibiza • Timing belt/chain replacement

24th October 2016
“The mechanic(s) were very friendly and very quick.”

CHRIS

Vauxhall/Opel Astra-H • Alternator replacement

How much does a Cambelt change cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Franchise Dealer Est.£912 - £1008 Independent Garage Est.£354 - £391 ClickMechanic Est.£349 - £386 Saving61%
Car2011 Fiat Punto Evo Franchise Dealer Est.£227 - £251 Independent Garage Est.£153 - £170 ClickMechanic Est.£152 - £168 Saving32%
Car2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Franchise Dealer Est.£537 - £598 Independent Garage Est.£265 - £296 ClickMechanic Est.£263 - £294 Saving50%
Car2012 BMW 3 Series Franchise Dealer Est.£1840 - £2059 Independent Garage Est.£659 - £766 ClickMechanic Est.£650 - £757 Saving63%
Car2006 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Franchise Dealer Est.£1246 - £1395 Independent Garage Est.£608 - £687 ClickMechanic Est.£603 - £682 Saving51%

Want to learn more about Cambelt changes?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a cambelt do?

The cambelt, or timing belt, is a belt that drives the camshaft (which operates the valves on the engine) off the crankshaft. It is a vital component of the engine and, as it is made from rubber, can wear and eventually break if not replaced as and when the manufacturer recommends.

How do you know there is something wrong with the cambelt?

  • When there is a grinding or squeaking noise coming from the engine compartment (specifically from the engine itself).
  • When the car will not start (this happens if the belt has broken).

When should you consider replacing your cambelt?

If the cambelt breaks while the engine runs it leads to severe engine damage. It can throw the valve timing off course, in which case the pistons will likely destroy valves in the cylinder head.

Secondly, always remember to replace the timing belt when stipulated in the car manufacturer's service schedule. If you happen to notice your belt is brittle or has cracks before the usual maintenance date it should also be replaced as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the engine. Seeing the expensive damage that can be done by a faulty belt that is relatively cheap to replace it is only advisable that you should not take chances with the belt.

What happens during a cambelt replacement?

  • Mechanic will disassemble parts of the engine necessary to access the cambelt
  • Mechanic will inspect the cambelt, the belt's pulleys and tensioner.
  • If necessary, the cambelt will be replaced by the mechanic.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will ensure the timing of the belt is correct.
  • Mechanic will start the engine and check to see if the engine runs as it should do, making adjustments if necessary.

How much does a cambelt Replacement cost?

The cost of a timing belt replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your cambelt replaced by Clickmechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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