Top Mechanics For Cambelt Change, Repair & Replacements in Gloucestershire
Mobile mechanic in Gloucestershire, 9 years of experience
I came from hungary where i used to work at wolksvagen dealership for 3 years before that and during this 3 years i was working my father garage's because he is a mechanic aswell. Im doing this since childh...
BEN, Cheltenham • 11th July 2022
Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic in Gloucestershire, 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...
Although I've not used the vehicle since I cannot comment on the operational quality of the work but he was very tidy, prompt and provided a full health check report after the appointment. Will definitely be using you again, thank you!”
CHANTELLE, Gloucester • 5th April 2022
Renault Master • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Gloucestershire, 25 years of experience
We are Gloucestershire's leading independent vehicle services business. We employ highly skilled technicians with the latest diagnostic equipment. We offer a professional collection and delivery service from...
Mobile mechanic in Gloucestershire, 11 years of experience
I began my career with Marchant's Coaches in Cheltenham where I completed my apprenticeship and worked through college in Bristol. In total I was with Marchant's for around 5 years. I moved to the Glouces...
VICTORIA, Gloucester • 4th August 2021
Ford Focus • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic in Gloucestershire, 10 years of experience
Ben from AUTOMOTEX offers mobile Servicing, Repairs & Diagnostics. With over 10 years Industry experience gained from VW & Honda main dealers as well as Independent garages, you can be rest assured that your...
Would happily recommend his services.”
IAN, MALVERN • 31st July 2021
Vauxhall Insignia • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Gloucestershire, 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 in Gloucestershire, 15 years of experience
Diagnostic technician with 15+ years experience in the motor trade, Specialising in vehicle Inspections, Diagnostics, service and light repairs with connections to all local suppliers and the ability to reco...
Garage serving Gloucestershire, 24 years of experience
PopesWood Garage 1998-2003 Mechanical Training TCD cars (self employed) 2004-2012 - Car Repair, maintenance. LACC Country cars 2012-2016 Car repair, maintenance and mechanical prep Japonica Cars 2016-date...
OLI, Swindon • 1st March 2023
Ford Focus • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic serving Gloucestershire, 15 years of experience
I did my apprenticeship at a garage in Swindon as I studied with Northstar College. After graduating I left and went to Charlie Browns auto services for 2-3 years. Following my time at Charlie Browns I went ...
CALEB, Swindon • 6th December 2022
Vauxhall Meriva • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving Gloucestershire, 15 years of experience
KH Auto Services has been operating since 2012 in the Swindon area. We offer a a 1 ramp workshop catering for all makes/models. We aim to provide a professional but reasonable priced service to all our cu...
DANIEL, SOUTH CERNEY • 5th July 2022
Vauxhall Insignia • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving Gloucestershire, 12 years of experience
Apprentice served in busy city based independent garage covering all aspects of vehicle diagnostics repair and maintenance. Followed by a number of years in main dealerships giving me up to date working prac...
JOHN, Worcestershire • 4th May 2022
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving Gloucestershire, 10 years of experience
I am a diagnostic technician, qualified MOT tester, Institute of Motor Industry assesor and general mechanic following my father's footsteps who has over 40 years experience in the trade. Having completed my...
Garage serving Gloucestershire, 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...
Nice to have a mechanic you knows what he's doing”
BRIAN, LYDNEY • 20th November 2019
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving Gloucestershire, 25 years of experience
A family run business, with traditional old fashioned values. We offer automotive repairs, servicing, diagnostics & MOT's to all makes & models. We are a reliable & trustworthy family run garage offering a ...
Mobile mechanic serving Gloucestershire, 19 years of experience
After finishing my college education I then did my apprenticeship for 4 years at a local independent garage. Proceeded then to a local Mercedes 1 year learning on the trade and Peugeot main dealership for 1 ...
Frequently asked questions about cambelt change, repair & replacements in Gloucestershire
Read our answers to questions about cambelt change costs, symptoms and more.
What does a timing belt (cambelt) replacement in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire?
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 Gloucestershire?
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 Gloucestershire garages offer home collection and delivery for cambelt change?
Yes, many garages in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire.
Can Gloucestershire mobile mechanics do cambelt change at my home or office?
Typically no, Gloucestershire 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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