Top Mechanics For Cambelt Change, Repair & Replacements in East Scotland
Garage in East Scotland, 18 years of experience
Renault and Nissan trained Spent last 8 years at Ford as a senior tech and commercial specialist all jobs undertaking inc welding and Bodyshop Diagnostic specialist over 18 years experience Cover a v...
JOHN, Stirling • 6th February 2023
Peugeot Partner • Timing belt replacement
Garage in East Scotland, 23 years of experience
We are Mac-Motorsport and we have started this business 2 years ago- can accomodate to every job from servicing to clutch jobs to even your MOTS. We have 4 ramps plus an MOT bay. We are currently based nea...
GEORGIOS, Dundee • 28th June 2019
Mobile mechanic in East Scotland, 19 years of experience
I began my career with Arnold Clark (Nissan) in 2001 for 9 years. I then moved to an independent garage called Pilot Garage in Dundee for 3 years. I moved into the world of contract work after this and I was...
DAVID, CUPAR • 9th November 2018
Mobile mechanic serving East Scotland, 8 years of experience
I worked for Jaguar Land rover for 7 years carrying out complex mechanical strip down and repairs. I set up my own business as a mobile mechanic a year ago and have not looked back since we offer all aspec...
ANDREW, STIRLING • 10th March 2023
Land Rover Freelander 2 • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving East Scotland, 19 years of experience
Started my career at the main dealership working on Peugeot/Citroen with my NVQ level 3 in light vehicle maintenance and repair which I completed then moved my way through the ranks to master technician leve...
Garage serving East Scotland, 24 years of experience
Central Scotland Car Sales don’t only provide quality cars, we also provide our very own vehicle service and repairs centre. We can take on a large range of vehicle repairs. We as based in central Scotland
LINDSEY, CAMBUSBARRON • 5th May 2022
Volkswagen Caddy • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving East Scotland, 30 years of experience
30 + years in motor trade main dealer training ford apprenticeship performance vehicle tuner/Mercedes Vito specialist day van- camper van builds-multi franchise experience within motor trade Volvo level...
Garage serving East Scotland, 20 years of experience
Colin’s was founded in by Colin Evans in 1996. Built up years of experience and achieved a budding reputation for customer service with great rates and prices. Colin’s is an approved and authorised dealer...
Garage serving East Scotland, 7 years of experience
I began my career with Lochrin Autos in Edinburgh starting out as an apprentice then graduating to a fully fledged technician and I was with the business for 5 years. I moved to Dalziels MOT Centre in 2015 ....
RONNIE, Edinburgh • 18th March 2017
Renault Scenic/Grand Scenic II • Timing belt/chain replacement
Garage serving East Scotland, 10 years of experience
Experts in vehicle servicing and repairs. Peugeot specialists. We are highly skilled vehicle technicians that have experience in small and dealership level workshops that can provide a high class service wit...
TREVOR, Edinburgh • 31st July 2021
Skoda Yeti • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving East Scotland, 12 years of experience
7 years independent Garage 5 years Mazda dealership Timing belts Servicing Diagnostic Brakes Suspension
MATTHEW, EDINBURGH • 2nd July 2022
Skoda Octavia • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic serving East Scotland, 10 years of experience
Mechanical Engineer British Army (September 2011 - October 2020) As a Mechanic in the Army, I was given the opportunity to be fully trained as well as gain a magnitude of experience on a variety of vehic...
ALISTAIR, PENCAITLAND • 25th May 2021
Peugeot Boxer • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving East Scotland, 20 years of experience
Over 20 years in the motor trade, with 90 years of experience due to the amount of over time I've done. I worked on everything from lawn mowers to million dollar desert racers in the USA and Mexico to the U...
ALEX, Airdrie • 17th February 2022
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic serving East Scotland, 15 years of experience
I began my career with a local engineering firm where I worked to gain an engineering certificate before getting into the Motor Industry. During my 15 years in the trade I qualified as a HGV/LGV technician a...
Knew what he was doing and finished in a timely manner, with no mess.”
DYLAN, BRECHIN • 15th November 2018
Ford Mondeo • Timing belt/chain replacement
Mobile mechanic serving East Scotland, 25 years of experience
Started in the industry from a very young age. Gaining a good 10 years experience I then decided to get formal qualifications to consolidate the experience I had gained at the ages of 25. I now have about 30...
I really appreciate and like the way as Joseph worked, it was very heavy snow and freezing weather conditions and it took two days to get the job done, but Joseph did not care about weather or early sunset he carried out his worked until the job done.
He is very humble and patience person and knows his job.
I found him very knowledgeable and experienced.
Will recommend him to friends and family.”
VANEEZA, LANARKSHIRE • 18th January 2021
Ford Fiesta • Timing belt replacement
Frequently asked questions about cambelt change, repair & replacements in East Scotland
Read our answers to questions about cambelt change costs, symptoms and more.
What does a timing belt (cambelt) replacement in East Scotland 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 East Scotland?
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 East Scotland?
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 East Scotland garages offer home collection and delivery for cambelt change?
Yes, many garages in East Scotland 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 East Scotland.
Can East Scotland mobile mechanics do cambelt change at my home or office?
Typically no, East Scotland 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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