Top Mechanics For Cambelt Change, Repair & Replacements in Bristol
Garage in Bristol, 9 years of experience
Mobile mechanic and Garage Service offering services in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Why visit a garage? when you can opt for the convenience of a mechanic that comes to you, whether at home or at wor...
DAVID, Bristol • 2nd March 2023
Ford Transit • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Bristol, 24 years of experience
I began my career on the YTS scheme through an independent Ford garage. I spent some time working in independent garages gaining experience on a range of makes & models. I moved into a dealership environmen...
Garage in Bristol, 15 years of experience
We are an independent 5 star garage with high experienced technicians that will take care of your vehicle, we cover a wide range of repairs like: MOT repairs Servicing Air Con Regas Air Con Recharge Bra...
PETER, Bristol • 16th March 2022
Volkswagen Transporter • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Bristol, 22 years of experience
D & S Autos (Bristol) Ltd have been in operation for 20 years and counting! We service the local Bristol area. At D & S Autos (Bristol) Ltd, our experts will provide you with top quality vehicle servicing to...
RICHARD, Bristol • 1st November 2021
Skoda Citigo • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Bristol, 14 years of experience
K & C Garage was formed in 2015 by Matt Roxburgh. Owner Matt has been in the trade for over 15 years working in various garages and comes with a wealth of experience and the team are all fully qualified to c...
JASON, BRISTOL • 28th July 2021
Peugeot 308 SW • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Bristol, 10 years of experience
The MOT Station has been around for 10 years but has had a name change but still offers the same great service and is ran by Simon Trotman, The MOT Station offers full workshop facilities with a 3 ramp work...
Mobile mechanic in Bristol, 25 years of experience
I began my mechanic career with an Austin Rover dealership and in my time there it changed to Rover and I worked in the business for around 4 years. For a number of years I worked in various businesses doing...
Garage in Bristol, 40 years of experience
Carcraft Servicing and repairs has been operating since 1980 The garage offers a 5 bay workshop and an additional MOT bay for class 4 testing. We offer alloy and steel welding inc alloy wheel repairs , servi...
Garage in Bristol, 30 years of experience
Chris Palmer Motor Sport has been operating for over 20 years and although we are Subaru specialists we work on all makes/models & repairs. The team are all fully qualified up to City & Guilds Level 3 for yo...
JOSHUA, Bristol • 10th September 2018
Ford Focus • Timing belt/chain replacement
Garage serving Bristol, 25 years of experience
I have been a mechanic for 22 years, I'm also a mot tester. I'm fully qualified to level 3 standard, I offer all repair work including, General servicing, mot's, brakes, tyres, suspension, cambelts, clutc...
JOHN, BRISTOL • 2nd August 2022
Vauxhall Vectra • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 21 years of experience
I completed my apprenticeship at Brunel Ford in Bristol for around 4 years before moving to Mercedes and Vauxhall respectively to gain valuable knowledge and understand different makes & models of cars. I h...
KAREN, BRISTOL • 22nd March 2022
Vauxhall Astra • Timing chain replacement
Garage serving Bristol, 10 years of experience
Marshfield Motors is quality auto repair service and MOT Testing station in a beautiful location Marshfield which is in middle of Newport and Cardiff. We are serving our local community and surrounding areas...
ALDANE, Bristol • 3rd February 2022
Nissan Juke • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving Bristol, 22 years of experience
Curbside repairs are a local, highly reliable mobile mechanic service offering complete range of car maintenance repairs at your door step road side or work place. All makes and models of cars, vans, MPV’s a...
MOSES, Bristol • 14th September 2021
Vauxhall Insignia • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving Bristol, 11 years of experience
I have spent all of my career with Nailsworth MOT in Stroud for over 11 years, I began with my apprenticeship and subsequently gained my qualifications over the years in conjunction with the business. In...
Garage serving Bristol, 18 years of experience
I have been in the trade for well over 10 years in the trade and have gained all my experience within the trade throughout that time. I began at M&L Motors in Mitcham Junction, Surrey for 3 years then I move...
RACHAEL, Bristol • 7th October 2017
Frequently asked questions about cambelt change, repair & replacements in Bristol
Read our answers to questions about cambelt change costs, symptoms and more.
What does a timing belt (cambelt) replacement in Bristol 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 Bristol?
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 Bristol?
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 Bristol garages offer home collection and delivery for cambelt change?
Yes, many garages in Bristol 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 Bristol.
Can Bristol mobile mechanics do cambelt change at my home or office?
Typically no, Bristol 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.
How much does a cambelt change cost in Bristol?
The average cost of a cambelt change in Bristol varies between £275 and £400, depending on your car's make and model. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price.
We have quotes for the top 51 manufacturers.
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- Mitsubishi Fuso
- Ford US
- Great Wall
- Aston Martin
- London Taxi's International
Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a cambelt change, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.
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