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

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Total expert cambelt change mechanics operating in North East Scotland

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35

Total number of cambelt change reviews in North East Scotland

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Top Mechanics For Cambelt Change, Repair & Replacements in North East Scotland

39 Reviews

Garage in North East Scotland, 5 years of experience

Kosmo Cars offers a wide range of car mechanic services, including diagnostics, repairs, maintenance, and expert advice to keep your vehicle running smoothly.

23 Reviews

Garage in North East Scotland, 25 years of experience

The very latest in diagnostic equipment is available in our workshop and using innovative technology, fault finding has become our specialty. Experienced technicians assure that clients’ vehicles are service...

10 Reviews

Garage in North East Scotland, 20 years of experience

We are approachable, honest, knowledgeable and very experienced in diagnosing, problem solving and repairing all types of cars and light commercial vehicles. As a qualified mechanical engineer and MOT tester...

80 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in North East Scotland, 15 years of experience

I began my career with a local engineering firm where I worked to gain an engineering certificate before getting into the Motor Industry. During my 15 years in the trade I qualified as a HGV/LGV technician a...

66 Reviews

Garage serving North East Scotland, 9 years of experience

I am currently employed by Halfords Auto Centre as a skilled auto technician, working on a wide range of modern vehicles in a busy competitive environment. My current duties include Vehicle servicing. Ca...

19 Reviews

Garage in Dundee, 23 years of experience

We are Mac-Motorsport and we have started this business 2 years ago- can accomodate to every job from servicing to clutch jobs to even your MOTS. We have 4 ramps plus an MOT bay. We are currently based nea...

1 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in North East Scotland, 13 years of experience

13 years at a luxury main dealership trained as a Master Technician.

125 Reviews

Garage in North East Scotland, 23 years of experience

We are a small independent garage based in the Woodside area of Aberdeen.

6 Reviews

Garage in North East Scotland, 15 years of experience

15 years experience in the trade gaining experience across a vast range of vehicles, makes and models, working up from apprentice to workshop manager and now business owner.

4 Reviews

Garage in North East Scotland, 11 years of experience

All car and light commercial repairs, Servicing, Mots, Diagnostic Checks, Vehicle Sales

10 Reviews

Garage in North East Scotland, 11 years of experience

Gained qualifications through approved city and guilds modern apprenticeship gained through a main dealer

2 Reviews

Garage in North East Scotland, 16 years of experience

From routine maintenance like oil changes to complex engine diagnostics, we've got you covered. We're even able to repair light HGVs (up to 7-tonne lorries) and other commercial vehicles. Our services encom...

4 Reviews

Garage in North East Scotland, 31 years of experience

We have over 30yrs experience in vehicle repairs, we cover Breakdowns, Services, All Vehicle Repairs, Remapping, MOT's, Mobile Mechanics, Vehicle Recoveries. We're here to help you get your vehicle back o...

Frequently asked questions about cambelt change, repair & replacements in North East Scotland

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

What does a timing belt (cambelt) replacement in North East Scotland 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 North East Scotland?

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 North East Scotland?

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 North East Scotland garages offer home collection and delivery for cambelt change?

Yes, many garages in North East Scotland 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 North East Scotland.

Can North East Scotland mobile mechanics do cambelt change at my home or office?

Typically no, North East Scotland 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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