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

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Garage in Merseyside, 10 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...

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Garage in Merseyside, 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 in Merseyside, 15 years of experience

we carry out work on a fleet of 80 vehicles of our own to keep them to local council test standards we also have contract work with some local council fleets we also carry out mot work and can get your v...

27 Reviews

Garage in Merseyside, 20 years of experience

Here at Appley Bridge Diagnostics Ltd we carry almost every, from basic service work through to vehicle Diagnostics, cambelt kits and chain kits fitted, clutches and gearboxes check out our Facebook page t...

51 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Merseyside, 27 years of experience

I worked as a vehicle technician for 27 years. My time working at a BMW dealership over 13 years I achieved senior technician level. Also I have experience at working on VW and Skoda vehicles. My experie...

51 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Merseyside, 12 years of experience

Hi, my name is Connor & I’ve been a technician in the motor trade for 10 years! I consider myself to be a very highly skilled, highly trained, technician in the motor trade and, above all else, an honest in...

53 Reviews

Garage in Merseyside, 7 years of experience

Worked at Independent Garages and Main Dealers such as Renault & TrustFord, I have been Independently Mobile for the last 2 years.

21 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Merseyside, 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...

29 Reviews

Garage in Merseyside, 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...

18 Reviews

Garage in Merseyside, 25 years of experience

Our expert technicians are trained to service, MOT and repair any make and model of car using the latest techniques and diagnostic equipment. We are committed to providing a friendly, straightforward and ho...

22 Reviews

Garage in Merseyside, 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...

12 Reviews

Garage in Merseyside, 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...

24 Reviews

Garage in Merseyside, 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...

33 Reviews

Garage in Merseyside, 22 years of experience

If you're looking for a trusted local garage in Liverpool, then make Childwall Five Ways Garage your first choice for service and reliability. We are a family run business and our proud of our reputation...

92 Reviews

Garage in Merseyside, 15 years of experience

I began my mechanic career in Sri Lanka where I worked from 2002-2007. I completed my Automobile Engineer qualifications in German Technical College in Sri Lanka before coming to the UK. I work as a research...

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

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

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

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 Merseyside?

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 Merseyside garages offer home collection and delivery for cambelt change?

Yes, many garages in Merseyside 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 Merseyside.

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

Typically no, Merseyside 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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