Top Mechanics For Cambelt Change, Repair & Replacements in Eastbourne
Mobile mechanic serving Eastbourne, 28 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...
MAX, Eastbourne • 23rd March 2023
Renault Clio • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving Eastbourne, 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...
BRYAN, Hailsham • 26th November 2015
Garage serving Eastbourne, 35 years of experience
Been self employed for over 30 years. Can offer experience. Servicing. Repairs. Diagnostics. Cambelts. Clutches. Brakes.
Garage serving Eastbourne, 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....
CLAIRE, East Sussex • 12th April 2022
Volkswagen Transporter • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving Eastbourne, 28 years of experience
Click on "BOOK EDDY" for an INSTANT ONLINE QUOTE. My 28 years as a mechanic began with a trainee apprenticeship in a few firms: Hamilton Engineering in Bexhill-on-Sea, Stagecoach in Leonards-on-Sea & Anchor...
DAVID, HASTINGS TOWN CENTRE • 5th November 2021
Vauxhall Astravan • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic serving Eastbourne, 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...
Garage serving Eastbourne, 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 ...
BEN, East Grinstead • 11th January 2020
Volvo XC70 • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving Eastbourne, 10 years of experience
Independent and Main dealer certified technicians able to provide an advanced electrical and mechanical diagnosis for faults along with transparent repair schedules. We specialize in intensive electronic...
After the repairs, the car was dropped at home and he advised me of other observations that might need my attention in the future.
So far no complaints whatsoever about James and his workmanships...the engine is running like new and very pleased - I would definitely recommend and use James again.”
OLADIPO, Orpington • 29th July 2021
Vauxhall Corsa • Timing chain replacement
Mobile mechanic serving Eastbourne, 9 years of experience
We pride ourselves in professionalism and keeping to the highest standard we offer dealer quality service to your door! We are a small team based in South London with 2 technicians on the road and growing. W...
BILLY, Orpington • 29th June 2019
Garage serving Eastbourne, 7 years of experience
I completed my apprenticeship at John Deere before moving to the National College of Motorsport. I have worked for top professional racing teams running cars in f3, British touring car and endurance racing. ...
Garage serving Eastbourne, 16 years of experience
I joined the army in 2002 as a tank driver. I carried out my level 1 and 2 NVQ in motor mechanics where I worked on all different types of vehicles from tanks car’s, Land Rover, lorry’s and tractors. When I ...
Timing Belt change with water pump
work professionally , kept us informed throughout and cleaned up after them would be happy to have back if ever required”
ROBERT, Kent • 25th November 2020
Ford Grand C-MAX • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving Eastbourne, 27 years of experience
Our team of hard working mechanics have many years of experience in the motor industry - this means that your vehicle will be left in good hands at our garage. We have excellent facilities that have the late...
ROBERT, Kent • 29th October 2021
Vauxhall Insignia • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic serving Eastbourne, 22 years of experience
I have over 22 years experience in the industry as well as 17 years in the main dealer. Essex Fleet Care uses fully qualified and certified technicians to ensure our workmanship remains the best quality as p...
BOB, Canvey Island • 25th May 2019
Renault Captur • Timing belt/chain replacement
Garage in Hove, 40 years of experience
Whether it is vehicle servicing, MOT testing or diagnostics that you need, you can rely on the expertise found at A J Robertson Limited. We're respected MOT and car servicing specialists based in Hove and...
Mobile mechanic in Crawley , 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...
SEMYALO, MAYFIELD • 4th January 2016
Volkswagen Golf VI • Timing belt/chain replacement
Frequently asked questions about cambelt change, repair & replacements in Eastbourne
Read our answers to questions about cambelt change costs, symptoms and more.
What does a timing belt (cambelt) replacement in Eastbourne 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 Eastbourne?
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 Eastbourne?
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 Eastbourne garages offer home collection and delivery for cambelt change?
Yes, many garages in Eastbourne 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 Eastbourne.
Can Eastbourne mobile mechanics do cambelt change at my home or office?
Typically no, Eastbourne 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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Mechanics in and around Eastbourne
- Dpf Uk, Bexhill-On-Sea
- Eastbourne Motor Care Mobile, Eastbourne
- Edwards Motor Works LTD, Eastbourne
- Mbc Vehicle Solutions, Bexhill
- Scants Motor Services Ltd, Bexhill On Sea
- Tyres Direct, Polegate
He accommodated a late request for additional work , sourced the extra parts and arrived on time and got on with the job despite the downpour of rain and finished the jobs promptly.
I really appreciated Mark showing me the replaced parts and advice when the work was completed and would very much recommend him if you are looking for honesty and knowledge from a skilled master technician.”