Top Mechanics For Cambelt Change, Repair & Replacements in Liverpool
Mobile mechanic in Liverpool, 20 years of experience
Multi-skilled vehicle technicians, with good all-round technical, mechanical and electrical expertise. Very capable with an ability to diagnose faults on vehicles using specialist diagnostic equipment. We pe...
BONNY, Liverpool • 7th May 2022
Kia Picanto • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Liverpool, 13 years of experience
We have been servicing and maintaing vehicles here since 2010. We can assisit in every aspect of vehicle maintenance, from pucture repairs to in depth vehicle diagnostics. We offer a twelve month warranty o...
Garage in Liverpool, 30 years of experience
Since opening our doors in 2008, Elite MOT Centre has been proud to offer a friendly and professional service to all of our customers. We pride ourselves on aiming to offer 100% customer satisfaction. We ope...
Garage in Liverpool, 35 years of experience
With many years experience you can trust on K S Autos and Son. We are a small friendly family run business. We have many years experience in the motor trade. Vehicle servicing and MOT testing for cars & ligh...
Garage in Liverpool, 20 years of experience
Thonton Autos, is on Water Street, Thornton, behind the new Tescos Express. At our Garage we aim to give our customers the satisfaction that any work done has been carried out professionally, in a reasonable...
RAY, Liverpool • 23rd June 2017
Skoda Fabia II • Timing belt and Water pump replacement
Garage serving Liverpool, 6 years of experience
A1 Auto Repair Centre opened in 2013 and is owned and operated by owner Stephen Swift. The garage operate a 4 ramp workshop along with 1 pit. We have the ability to cater for all makes/models & repairs. We a...
DEAN, Kirkby • 28th January 2023
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving Liverpool, 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...
Garage serving Liverpool, 25 years of experience
AVS are the on-site servicing and repair experts, we are main dealer trained technicians to ensure quality of work , we come to you at home or work, Avs will protect your warranty by using genuine parts and...
KRZYSZTOF, Liverpool • 23rd February 2022
Garage serving Liverpool, 19 years of experience
At J Delaney Mobile Mechanic we have 19 years experience working on all makes and models we do everything from a diagnostics inspection to clutch jobs mobile.
CARL, Liverpool • 16th October 2021
Nissan NV200 • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving Liverpool, 9 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...
Garage serving Liverpool, 20 years of experience
The majority of my experience has come from working for main dealers and learnt many skills through this route. I have worked for Saab, Ford, Citroen, Renault and most recently Vauxhall. I was there for 6 y...
Garage serving Liverpool, 12 years of experience
I started off my career at a local independent garage where I stayed for 5 years. This was a VW, Audi specialist, which really gave me some in-depth knowledge on these vehicles. Following this I then went on...
JOE, Merseyside • 22nd April 2017
Vauxhall/Opel Vivaro • Timing belt/chain replacement
Garage serving Liverpool, 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...
IAN, Birkenhead • 26th September 2018
Vauxhall Meriva • Timing belt/chain replacement
Garage serving Liverpool, 19 years of experience
At M53 Tyres & Autocare we offer an extensive experience within the motor trade, and caring for vehicles up keep is our only aim. We stock a wide range of tyres to suit all budgets and offer a high level mai...
Garage serving Liverpool, 45 years of experience
As expectations in the motor industry rise, New Platt Motors, Northwich continues to strive to be the best. As an approved bodyshop and with a reputation spreading across the Northwest of England, New Platt ...
CARL, Chester • 16th April 2020
Land Rover Freelander 2 • Timing belt replacement
Frequently asked questions about cambelt change, repair & replacements in Liverpool
Read our answers to questions about cambelt change costs, symptoms and more.
What does a timing belt (cambelt) replacement in Liverpool 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 Liverpool?
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 Liverpool?
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 Liverpool garages offer home collection and delivery for cambelt change?
Yes, many garages in Liverpool 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 Liverpool.
Can Liverpool mobile mechanics do cambelt change at my home or office?
Typically no, Liverpool 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.
How much does a cambelt change cost in Liverpool?
The average cost of a cambelt change in Liverpool varies between £261 and £383, depending on your car's make and model. Compare ClickMechanic's pricing to a franchise dealer's below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price.
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Mechanics in and around Liverpool
- Elite Mot Centre Ltd, Liverpool
- Equipcare T/A M53 Tyres & Autocare, Prenton
- First Class Mechanic, Moreton
- K S Autos & Son Limited, Liverpool
- Kpl Auto Services, Merseyside
- Merseyside Car Repairs Ltd, Wallasey
Recent Cambelt change quotes in Liverpool
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