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

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Top Mechanics For Cambelt Change, Repair & Replacements in Herefordshire

14 Reviews

Garage serving Herefordshire, 23 years of experience

I am a well experienced mechanic/technician,I have ten years experience in a main dealer (vauxhall) and also experience in Halfords auto centers to large car sales

145 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Herefordshire, 20 years of experience

Hello I have been working as a mechanic for more than 10 years, doing work efficiently and quickly.

84 Reviews

Garage serving Herefordshire, 12 years of experience

I have worked as a mechanic for twelve years started out as HGV mechanic for five years moved on to cars for the last seven years.my duties included were engine strip down and rebuild,clutches,timing chain a...

89 Reviews

Garage serving Herefordshire, 6 years of experience

With over 6 years of experience in diagnostic and repair of a wide range of cars i can to provide services from the basic such diagnostic and oil change up to repair of the brake system, suspension, clutc...

126 Reviews

Garage serving Herefordshire, 30 years of experience

30 years experience working for independent garages. Ten years working for myself. Working on all makes of car’s From Brake pads to Engine rebuilds.

362 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Herefordshire, 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...

12 Reviews

Garage serving Herefordshire, 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...

296 Reviews

Garage serving Herefordshire, 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...

56 Reviews

Garage serving Herefordshire, 25 years of experience

I have extensive work experience in MB, VW/Audi group and all small passenger vehicles. I specialise in diagnostics and repairs and carry out brake, ABS and normal servicing

178 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Herefordshire, 9 years of experience

About Me. I came here from Hungary where i used to work for 3 years at a Volkswagen Dealership. Before that and during these 3 years i was also working at my fathers garage because he is a qualified mechani...

604 Reviews

Garage serving Herefordshire, 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...

11 Reviews

Garage serving Herefordshire, 10 years of experience

Fleet Services Worcester, is a well established automotive repair specialist, operating since 1981. We offer full workshop facilities catering for all makes/models & repairs. A family run business of husba...

25 Reviews

Garage serving Herefordshire, 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...

136 Reviews

Garage serving Herefordshire, 5 years of experience

Reliable and Convenient Mobile Mechanic Services. Your go-to solution for on the go car repairs! Offering professional expertise and prompt service at your location. We bring the garage to you, ensuring hass...

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

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

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

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 Herefordshire?

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 Herefordshire garages offer home collection and delivery for cambelt change?

Yes, many garages in Herefordshire 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 Herefordshire.

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

Typically no, Herefordshire 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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