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

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11 Reviews

Garage in Manchester, 10 years of experience

At Carfix Manchester, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair shops. We’re continuously training our team of mechanics to provide the highest levels of technical expertise for our cu...

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Mobile mechanic in Manchester, 16 years of experience

Having 16 years of experience and going in servicing and repairing vehicles to the highest standards and achieving all targets on time leaving all customers satisficed. Specializing on Mercedes brand but not...

79 Reviews

Garage in Manchester, 5 years of experience

We specialise in car repair and car servicing all carried out in our fully equipped garage 2 ramp garage. We are a family business and operate throughout the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester. We offer an exc...

269 Reviews

Garage in Manchester, 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...

85 Reviews

Garage in Manchester, 15 years of experience

I have many years experience working in both independent and franchise dealerships in Greece prior to coming to the UK I worked for both Mercedes & BMW. I owned my own business in Greece for a number of yea...

969 Reviews

Garage serving Manchester, 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...

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Garage serving Manchester, 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...

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Mobile mechanic serving Manchester, 8 years of experience

I started out as an Apprentice HGV Mechanic, moved onto to be a technician at Citroen for 2 years then moved to become a Qualified service technician at Volkswagen for 4 years where I get regulars training ...

157 Reviews

Garage serving Manchester, 9 years of experience

I have 9 years experience in the auto repair industry which started with my apprenticeship at an independent. Having completed my apprenticeship I then went onto work for a number of other independents befor...

145 Reviews

Garage serving Manchester, 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.

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Garage serving Manchester, 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...

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Garage serving Manchester, 20 years of experience

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Garage serving Manchester, 15 years of experience

Small garage then mobile mechanic self employed. Then worked for AA for 3 years and have been back mobile for 3 years now running 2 service vans and small 2 ramp workshop

205 Reviews

Garage serving Manchester, 20 years of experience

Started when left school. Did training with YTS at Vauxhall main dealer in Bolton, then went on to national tyres, went on to charlie browns where I became a MOT tester. Worked at Honda in Bolton for 3 years...

40 Reviews

Garage serving Manchester, 20 years of experience

We offer, vehicle servicing and repairs alongside vintage restorations, caravan builds and tyre fitting.

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

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

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

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 Manchester?

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 Manchester garages offer home collection and delivery for cambelt change?

Yes, many garages in Manchester 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 Manchester.

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

Typically no, Manchester 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 Manchester?

The average cost of a cambelt change in Manchester varies between £256 and £378, 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.

We have quotes for the top 51 manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£261 £335 - £521 Get exact price

Audi

£387 £450 - £784 Get exact price

BMW

£714 £923 - £1,743 Get exact price

Cadillac

£193 £302 - £309 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£205 £208 - £426 Get exact price

Chrysler

£385 £440 - £813 Get exact price

Citroen

£313 £388 - £668 Get exact price

Dacia

£271 £361 - £557 Get exact price

Daewoo

£180 £213 - £361 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£254 £270 - £680 Get exact price

Dodge

£335 £472 - £623 Get exact price

DS

£188 £324 - £324 Get exact price

Fiat

£216 £257 - £458 Get exact price

Ford

£280 £310 - £602 Get exact price

Honda

£414 £387 - £888 Get exact price

Hyundai

£282 £276 - £692 Get exact price

Isuzu

£277 £389 - £493 Get exact price

Iveco

£409 £626 - £746 Get exact price

Jaguar

£398 £470 - £806 Get exact price

Jeep

£398 £495 - £744 Get exact price

Kia

£316 £283 - £747 Get exact price

Lancia

£169 £322 - £322 Get exact price

Land Rover

£350 £436 - £694 Get exact price

LDV

£435 £619 - £725 Get exact price

Lexus

£415 £452 - £937 Get exact price

Lotus

£212 £380 - £383 Get exact price

Maserati

£234 £433 - £433 Get exact price

Mazda

£330 £349 - £736 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£492 £572 - £1,050 Get exact price

MG

£258 £361 - £544 Get exact price

MINI

£463 £611 - £891 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£324 £359 - £663 Get exact price

Nissan

£369 £312 - £948 Get exact price

Perodua

£196 £308 - £406 Get exact price

Peugeot

£311 £330 - £684 Get exact price

Peugeot Talbot

£221 £402 - £461 Get exact price

Piaggio

£177 £307 - £307 Get exact price

Porsche

£668 £852 - £1,834 Get exact price

Proton

£228 £355 - £451 Get exact price

Renault

£306 £436 - £657 Get exact price

Rover

£276 £340 - £604 Get exact price

Saab

£279 £326 - £516 Get exact price

SEAT

£314 £386 - £618 Get exact price

Skoda

£319 £411 - £613 Get exact price

Smart

£320 £426 - £810 Get exact price

Subaru

£481 £562 - £808 Get exact price

Suzuki

£371 £279 - £971 Get exact price

Toyota

£371 £370 - £931 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£278 £268 - £631 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£312 £396 - £599 Get exact price

Volvo

£269 £287 - £535 Get exact price

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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a cambelt change, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Mechanics in and around Manchester

Recent Cambelt change quotes in Manchester

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£430.58

Timing belt/chain replacement

Volkswagen Golf
Oldham
£198.35

Timing belt/chain replacement

Renault Grand Scenic
Manchester
£206.11

Timing belt/chain replacement

Vauxhall Astra
Manchester
£360.97

Timing belt/chain replacement

Audi A4
Manchester

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