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

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22nd September 2017
“Very pleasant lad. Even took time to explain things. Would ask for Maz again without doubt.”

ANDY

Skoda Octavia II • Timing belt and Water pump replacement

25th January 2017
“Great work from Maz, very efficient and professional. Never used clock mechanic before but would do so again ”

JOHN

Volkswagen Polo • Front brake pads (all) replacement


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Custom Restore

Highwycombe , 12 years of experience


22nd September 2017
“Gobin was very nice and polite. I liked the way he worked keeping everything clean. I would recommend him to anyone that wants a good job done on their car”

MIHAI

Vauxhall/Opel Insignia • Timing belt/chain replacement

28th July 2017
“Gobin was great. Great service at short notice, saved our holiday.
Arrived in the specified time slot, he was extremely thorough, professional and friendly.”

JORDAN

Mercedes-Benz M-Class • Radiator replacement


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Norfolk Auto Services

Matlaske , 12 years of experience


22nd September 2017
“Andy was brilliant, he is vastly experienced and provides top notch service. He also fixed my brake light whilst he was carrying out the main work. Would fully recommend him and I wouldn't risk going to an untrusted garage ever again!.”

CHRISTOPHER

Vauxhall/Opel Signum • Timing belt/chain replacement

16th August 2016
“Very pleased with the service today, punctual and very professional. He was also very quick in knowing what was wrong with our vehicle.”

TRACY

Renault Clio II/Clio Campus/Clio Storia • Car Won't Start Inspection


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Wellhams Mobile Mechanics Limited

South Ockendon , 12 years of experience


21st September 2017
“Thanks for your work today, really appreciate it. ”

MATTHEW

Volkswagen Passat • Timing belt and Water pump replacement

27th May 2017
“After checking that it was fine with me, they came in before the appointment time, which suited me. They did the job within the expected time and everything went fine”

JOSE

Toyota Aygo • Indicator switch replacement


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All In Cab Hire Ltd

London , 12 years of experience


21st September 2017
“Very happy with work carried out, time and price”

STUART

Ford Fiesta • Timing belt/chain replacement

28th July 2017
“Paul was very good. Nice and prompt. 5 stars”

DAVID

Mazda 6 • Full Service

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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