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

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Top Mechanics For Cambelt Change, Repair & Replacements in Brighton

6 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 12 years of experience

Growing up in a mechanics family has easily turned into a lifetime passion. I have started my official apprenticeship at 16 years old, even though I was curious and undertaking small tasks since my early tee...

53 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 8 years of experience

Mobile mechanic service with 8 years workshop experience. Friendly, polite and knowledgeable in all work carried out. All aspects of work carried out from pre-MOT to clutch and cambelt replacement.

42 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 11 years of experience

Specialise in all aspects of vehicle repair from MOT, Oil Service, Gearbox Service and repairs, Clutch, Exhausts, Brakes, AC, Tyres and Engine rebuilds.

220 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Brighton, 34 years of experience

I began my career with Ford where I completed my 3 year apprenticeship. My career thne moved to the independent route where I worked with various garages gaining experience on various makes/models. The exper...

21 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 40 years of experience

Following years of successful trading in the Chailey and Newick area, we have finally taken the steps towards a new and exciting challenge in a larger, better equipped premises in Hurstpierpoint town centre....

66 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 15 years of experience

Fully Qualified Motor Mechanic 16 years Experience in Mechanical and Repair Hi my name is Louis and i am happy to help with all types of car/van problems My services include Sevicing Diagnostic...

380 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Brighton, 12 years of experience

I'm a fully qualified mechanic in a family ran business with the top of the range equipment and knowledge with over 12 years experience, I cover all makes and models over a 60 miles radius

47 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 35 years of experience

I worked in my own garage for for a number of years in Peckham back in the 80's in order to gain experience of the motor trade. In 1988 I opened my own garage called Vauxford MOT Centre Ltd in London and r...

108 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Brighton, 15 years of experience

I started my automotive career when I left school in Hungary in the 1990's. I then went to college and studied automotive technical engineering. Following this I worked at a local independent garage for 5 ye...

316 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 25 years of experience

DK Autos specialise in all aspects of vehicle repairs, servicing and MOT's, with 24hour recovery breakdown service. We offer a vehicle collection and return service for all of our customers. We appreciate ...

159 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 40 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship with Blox Services in London and subsequetly spent 13 years there before the business closed down. My move after Blox Services was to a well known security company called Securi...

336 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Brighton, 20 years of experience

Roadside Mobile Mechanics was set-up in 2018 as a new business by owner Joe Turley. Prior to this business, Joe has over 20 years mechanical experience working in both independent & main dealer garages as we...

21 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Brighton, 24 years of experience

24 years in the trade, from services to engine rebuilds and anything inbetween

121 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 14 years of experience

Here at CK Mobile Mechanics we believe in a no nonsense aproach to vehicle repair and servicing, Keeping downtime to a minimum and keeping your wheels turning. As we offer a fully mobile service, we ...

30 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Brighton, 12 years of experience

12 years within the industry both in an independent garage where I qualified through a City & Guilds apprenticeship programme and in main dealerships gaining further qualifications. My aim is to provide a...

“I had an excellent experience with Russell, the mechanic from Click Mechanic. He recently came to fix my Audi A4 and replace the cam belt and water pump. From start to finish, Russell demonstrated the utmost professionalism and expertise.

First and foremost, Russell was punctual, arriving at the agreed-upon time and ready to get to work. He came fully equipped with all the necessary tools and took the time to explain the entire process to me, ensuring that I understood what needed to be done.

Throughout the repair, Russell displayed an impressive level of skill and attention to detail. He carried out the cam belt and water pump replacement with precision, leaving no room for error. I could tell that he had extensive knowledge and experience working on Audi vehicles, which gave me confidence in his abilities.

Not only was Russell proficient in his work, but he also maintained a friendly and approachable demeanor. He patiently answered all my questions and addressed any concerns I had, making the entire experience stress-free. It was evident that he genuinely cared about providing excellent service and ensuring my satisfaction.

After completing the repair, Russell took the time to go over everything he had done, making sure I was fully informed about the work that had been carried out.

Overall, I cannot speak highly enough of Russell's professionalism, expertise, and customer service. He went above and beyond to ensure that my Audi A4 was back in top condition. I would not hesitate to recommend Russell and Click Mechanic to anyone in need of reliable and skilled automotive services.

Thank you, Russell, for your outstanding work!”

DANIEL, Bognor Regis 6th February 2024

Audi A4 • Timing belt replacement

Frequently asked questions about cambelt change, repair & replacements in Brighton

Read our answers to questions about cambelt change costs, symptoms and more.

What does a timing belt (cambelt) replacement in Brighton involve?

  • Mechanic will remove or loosen the components required to gain access to the cover. This may also involve removing a wheel as well, so do not be alarmed!
  • Mechanic will then lock the camshafts and crankshaft in place with timing pins, before removing the old belt and associated guides and tensioner.
  • Mechanic will also drain the cooling system and remove the water pump if it is driven by the belt
  • Once a cleanup has been done, the mechanic will renew the components and finally fit the new belt.
  • Any components removed will be put back in place, the cooling system replenished and the engine started and tested.
  • The cooling system will then be bled of air and the vehicle road tested.

What are the signs of a bad timing belt?

Sadly in 99% of cases you will only know if there is an issue with the cambelt when it breaks! This can occur at any time, at any speed and usually at the most inconvenient time and place. This is why manufacturers give recommended replacement intervals, both in terms of age and mileage. It is preventative maintenance that should never be overlooked.

How long will a cambelt replacement take in Brighton?

On average, cambelt change times can range from 1.5 to over 5 hours with an average of 2.7 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

When should you change your Cambelt?

Each manufacturer will give a recommended replacement interval for the timing belt on its vehicles. This information is usually available in the Owner Handbook, however if you do not have this in your possession, we are happy to advise accordingly.

If you have purchased a second hand vehicle and it has no timing belt change history, such as a garage invoice, then it is important to err on the side of caution and have it replaced as soon as possible,

Do I need to change the water pump when I change the timing belt?

On many engines, the water pump is driven by the belt as well. If this is the case, it is imperative to have it replaced at the same time. There are two reasons for this, firstly, the water pump is a pulley and bearing that forms part of the circuit the belt travels around and should it fail, then the belt will come off and that is the same as it breaking. Also, water pumps are prone to seizing, which again will break the belt.

The second reason is that should the water pump fail (and not damage the belt etc) and require replacing, then the timing belt would have to be renewed at the same time, so its best to have a new one fitted as a preventative course of maintenance.

Most mechanics will not carry out the work unless the pump is replaced in the situation as they know the consequences!

How do I know if my Cambelt is worn out?

You cannot generally check to see if a belt has been replaced recently or not as not only is access difficult, what you can see doesn’t give clear indication of its age.

Is a faulty cambelt an MOT failure?

No, a faulty cambelt should not lead to an MOT failure, the cambelt or timing belt is not checked as part of an MOT.

How much does it cost to replace the timing belt and the water pump together in Brighton?

On average, the cost for a cambelt or timing belt replacement is £300. A water pump replacement generally costs between £115 and £375.

What does a bad or worn out timing belt sound like?

You may hear a clicking or ticking sound coming from the engine. You may also constantly hear knocking or slapping noises if the timing belt tensioner is unfastened and the timing belt is no longer tensioned correctly. In the worst case scenario you may find that you can't start your car at all if the cambelt has come off or has broken.

Is the timing belt checked in the MOT test?

No, the timing belt is not checked during an MOT test which is why it's essential to get it replaced as per the manufacturer's recommendations. A worn out timing belt can snap and cause expensive damage to the engine.

Can Brighton garages offer home collection and delivery for cambelt change?

Yes, many garages in Brighton are able to offer collection and delivery for a cambelt change. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a cambelt change in Brighton.

Can Brighton mobile mechanics do cambelt change at my home or office?

Typically no, Brighton mobile mechanics cannot do a cambelt or timing belt change at your home or office, because the repair may need to be carried out on a ramp, and may need specialist equipment. Also, the time involved to carry out the work may make it more practical to carry out the work at a garage. However, if there are still some doubts as to what repair is needed, mobile mechanics may be able to carry out a diagnostic inspection at your home or office and then take the car to a garage to carry out the cambelt change.

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