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

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Quedgeley , 21 years of experience


“Dan was terrific. Absolute patience of a saint whilst sorting out my problematic cam belt change! Definitely went the extra mile and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

Volvo S40 • Timing belt/chain replacement

“Dan was very competent and knowledgeable great job”

Citroen C1 • Engine Warning Light Inspection


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Lwg Mobile Mechanic

Woking , 12 years of experience


“Lee was great, friendly and did a good job in good time ”

Ford Puma • Timing belt/chain replacement

“Lee did a quick and accurate diagnosis on my car. I was very happy with his service and communication. This is the second time he has been sent out to do repairs and he has done a very good job on both occasions. He showed up at the time he was supposed to and even called before his scheduled time and said he was on his way. I hope he will be the one that accepts my work the next time


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Chevrolet Captiva • Engine Warning Light Inspection


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“kallim was very friendly and good explain all details of work, and kept me up to date with the progress.”

Ford Fiesta • Timing belt and Water pump replacement

“Kalim was very friendly and was aware of what we required and assisted us in every way with all the extra work that was required for the repair up to returning the Car”

Peugeot 207 • Cylinder head gasket replacement


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Matts Mobile Mechanics

Monmouthshire , 18 years of experience


“The service given by Matthew was second to none and I would definately use this service again.Thank you,Janet W”

Ford Focus • Timing belt/chain replacement

“Matt was brilliant and he was friendly. He found out what the problem was and came back a day or two and sorted it. When repairing the car he noticed it needed an extra part so he got it and completed the job.”

BMW 3 Series • Change crankshaft sensor (inlet system needs to be removed to gain access)


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“George was brilliant .”

Volkswagen Golf IV • Timing belt and Water pump replacement

“he was very nice and friendly and good at his job

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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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