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

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13 Reviews

Garage in Cumbria, 6 years of experience

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Garage serving Cumbria, 14 years of experience

I started my apprenticeship when I left school at the age of 15. I’ve been fully qualified for 11+ years with NVQ level 1, 2 and 3. I’ve been an MOT tester for 10 years. Here at Jamie’s mobile mechanic w...

115 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 15 years of experience

I began my career with Whitegate Motors in Padiham where I completed my apprenticeship. Whitegate has been a large part of my life for 12 years before setting-up my own mobile mechanic business in 2018 tradi...

84 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 10 years of experience

B.A.R MOT & Test Centre is run by Bel and Russell who have a team of 2 other fully qualified mechanics, Ryan and Lez. The business will pick-up and drop off your car with you in order to complete the work as...

48 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Cumbria, 25 years of experience

20yrs working in independent garages on all makes and models, 5 years working Seat and MG dealer franchise's

265 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 22 years of experience

Mobile Mechanic with 20 years experience, all work completed to a high standard using manufacturer recognised parts. I’m in the military so split between the below locations, therefore able to complete work ...

14 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 15 years of experience

Domestic and Import Service and Repair - oil changes, computer scans and diagnostics, alignments, brakes, suspension. Working on all makes and models with over 15 years experience.

97 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 21 years of experience

***WE NOW OFFER MOT'S + TYRES AND TYRE REPAIR*** MSR Scotland is a family run business . We are dedicated to customer service, response time and workmanship. With over 20 years experience in all the automot...

37 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 15 years of experience

Mobile Mechanic workshop manager mig welder mot tester fabricator cambelt clutch specialist 15 years experience

59 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 14 years of experience

Deal with all car repairs and maintenance, based in Harrogate. Multiple years of experience.

1002 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 14 years of experience

Jonathan and his team at Northern Motors provides a reliable and professional mobile mechanic service that covers the whole of the North West area of England! With over 10 years of experience in the motor...

330 Reviews

Garage in Birtley, 15 years of experience

I began my career with Citroen/Peugeot in Newcastle though the apprenticeship scheme and served my time there for 4 years. I moved to Prestige Cars in Gateshead for 18 months before gaining more experienc...

3 Reviews

Garage in Dunston, 18 years of experience

Volkswagen dealership Mercedes dealerships Independent workshop specialising in light commercial vehicles

16 Reviews

Garage in Darlington, 7 years of experience

I started my Automotive mechanic career through a local garage in Darlington and worked here for 2 years. I then completed my automotive academic education at Darlington College completing my Level 1, Level ...

2 Reviews

Garage in Newcastle Upon Tyne, 12 years of experience

"A one stop shop, catering for all motoring needs. -Servicing -Repairs -Gearbox Repairs -Engine Diagnostics -MOT Repairs -Clutches -Class 4&7 MOT Testing -Exhausts -Auto Electrics -Performance Vehicles -Vehi...

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

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

What does a timing belt (cambelt) replacement in Cumbria 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 Cumbria?

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 Cumbria?

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 Cumbria garages offer home collection and delivery for cambelt change?

Yes, many garages in Cumbria 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 Cumbria.

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

Typically no, Cumbria 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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