Book Cambelt change, repair & replacement in Milton Keynes

Get a fair price & compare in seconds, garages and mechanics you can trust, next-day service at your door.

109,500+
Customer Reviews
4.8

Up to 50% cheaper than franchise dealers

Instant fixed price quotes
(no hidden estimates)

Fully vetted & qualified mechanics

1 year parts & repairs warranty

Next day bookings at your home or office

Get your car repaired at your home or office

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

Expert Local Mechanics

99

Total expert cambelt change mechanics operating in Milton Keynes

Number of Ratings

653

Total number of cambelt change reviews in Milton Keynes

Average Rating

Average user rating for cambelt change bookings in Milton Keynes

Top Mechanics For Cambelt Change, Repair & Replacements in Milton Keynes

116 Reviews

Garage serving Milton Keynes, 9 years of experience

Qualified mobile mechanic with 9 years of experience working on various makes and models of cars. Specialising in VW/Audi brand

105 Reviews

Garage serving Milton Keynes, 10 years of experience

I began my career through Mercedes Benz where I was for 1 year before moving the to AA for a year and onto OnTime Recovery Services for 2 years. In 2010 I took the decision after getting great previous exper...

161 Reviews

Garage serving Milton Keynes, 23 years of experience

In total I have over 20 years of experience. The last 11 years I have worked for Ford Service Centre where I have also carried cars and vans repairs.

121 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Milton Keynes, 16 years of experience

Been working in garages for 16 years. The last year been doing mobile mechanics. I love taking on new challenges and getting stuck in. I offer a wide range of repairs including diagnostics, servicing, brake...

34 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Milton Keynes, 13 years of experience

With over 13 years of experience in the industry, working with well known car dealerships and roadside assistance. 5 years of full time education dedicated to the motor industry. Having the confidence to del...

32 Reviews

Garage serving Milton Keynes, 10 years of experience

With Main Dealer trained mechanics and over 60+ years of experience between us, we here at GP Auto’s offer our customer excellent rates on all vehicle servicing and repairs. Combined with our friendly atmosp...

81 Reviews

Garage serving Milton Keynes, 20 years of experience

We aim to provide the best possible service to all our customers. Treat your vehicle with care and respect Ensure your vehicle is inspected by a trained and qualified member of staff Examine the vehicle a...

17 Reviews

Garage serving Milton Keynes, 10 years of experience

Welcome to Euro Auto Services, your all-year-round MOT testing and servicing station in Bletchley, Milton Keynes for all manufacturers and models of car. When you bring your vehicle into Euro Auto Services y...

21 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Milton Keynes, 35 years of experience

Worked for Camden motors dealership leighton buzzard Started Unique car services stoney stratford run for 8 years Started Unique Auto centre newport pagnell ran and worked for approx 8 years Now I have ...

125 Reviews

Garage serving Milton Keynes, 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.

19 Reviews

Garage serving Milton Keynes, 15 years of experience

At Mk Garage we believe in providing professional, fairly priced garage services to all our local community. Founded in 2009, we’ve been providing Servicing and MOT testing to Milton Keynes residents for a ...

7 Reviews

Garage serving Milton Keynes, 10 years of experience

I did 3 years mobile mechanic in the beginning. Then been working in a garage at Barton Road since 2015. I am quite good with electrical diagnostics and mechanical diagnostics. We have an MOT statio...

53 Reviews

Garage serving Milton Keynes, 30 years of experience

I started working on cars with my father (who is a elctro/mechanical engineer) at age 11. When I left school I did an apprenticeship with Ford and worked with Ford for six years. I then moved onto an indepen...

614 Reviews

Garage serving Milton Keynes, 45 years of experience

I started out in a VW franchise dealer in 1997 undertaking my apprenticeship. Having spent 4 years there I moved onto a more senior role at another VW franchise dealership where I spent another 3 years. Foll...

94 Reviews

Garage serving Milton Keynes, 16 years of experience

I began my career with an independent garage called Phoenix Autos in Oxford where I completed my apprenticeship. Following Phoenix I went on to work for a few other independent garages to gain more experienc...

Frequently asked questions about cambelt change, repair & replacements in Milton Keynes

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

What does a timing belt (cambelt) replacement in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes?

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 Milton Keynes?

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 Milton Keynes garages offer home collection and delivery for cambelt change?

Yes, many garages in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes.

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

Typically no, Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes?

The average cost of a cambelt change in Milton Keynes varies between £339 and £447, depending on your car's make and model. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price.

Estimates on average repair costs, such as the above results for a cambelt change, are based on ClickMechanic's quote data which combines multiple third-party sources. Actual costs may vary. We provide estimates on average 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.

Book a trusted mechanic today

Get an instant quote, then book a vetted mechanic to fix your car at your home or office.

  • Vetted mechanics
  • Save up to 50%
  • Fast online booking

Mechanics in and around Milton Keynes

Book repairs for hundreds of makes and faults