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

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Matts Mobile Mechanics

Monmouthshire, 18 years of experience


21st February 2017
“excellent worker, yes I am happy with the work carried out.”

PHILIP

Toyota Yaris • Timing belt/chain replacement

28th April 2016
“Was as bit later than anticipated on second visit,he rang to tell me about delay. Again no problems.”

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Ford Focus • Car Won't Start Inspection


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Motors Express

Dartford, 19 years of experience


21st February 2017
“Joe was great excellent job”

CHRIS

Vauxhall/Opel Astra-H • Timing belt and Water pump replacement

26th March 2016
“Fast and efficient service. Explained everything they were going to do and diagnosed the problem quickly. ”

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Volkswagen Polo • Diagnostic Inspection


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21st February 2017
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IMRAN

Vauxhall/Opel Astra-H • Timing belt/chain replacement

7th February 2017
“Everything was spot on”

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Kia Carens • Front road spring replacement


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Hometune

Loppington, 25 years of experience


20th February 2017
“John was very prompt,very knowlegable and very good.”

PETER

Kia Picanto • Timing belt/chain replacement

13th April 2016
“Fantastic service, checked the car I was purchasing thoroughly. Was a nice guy, honest and very informative, definitely knew his stuff . Exceeded my expectations.”

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Toyota Landcruiser Colorado/Prado • Pre-purchase Inspection


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Ag Autos

Edinburgh, 7 years of experience


20th February 2017
“Adam arrived promptly, communicated well and did all the work that was required. A+”

PAUL

Renault Scenic/Grand Scenic III • Timing belt/chain replacement

2nd December 2016
“Andy, was on time as stated and was knowledgable. The work was carried out without any problems. Excellent in my opinion.”

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Volkswagen Passat CC • Parking brake (EPB) actuator 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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