Top Mechanics For Cambelt Change, Repair & Replacements in Shropshire
Garage in Shropshire, 20 years of experience
I have worked at a Motorsport garage for 15 years our mechanics have experience with your average day cars also high performance vehicles.we have mot testers that have 10 years + experience. At our station w...
WAYNE, Shropshire • 6th September 2022
Abarth 500 • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic in Shropshire, 19 years of experience
I carried out my apprenticeship at an independent Land Rover specialist before moving on to work in a main dealer garage. I then worked with a private company running and maintaining a fleet of vehicles. ...
CHARLOTTE, BRIDGNORTH • 20th August 2022
Volvo C30 • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic in Shropshire, 32 years of experience
Hometune was originally established in 1968 as the first mobile car engine tuning company in the UK. Originally a franchise with over 150 vans nationwide, we have been owned and run by such companies as Maz...
Mobile mechanic in Shropshire, 20 years of experience
I did my apprenticeship with a main dealer, and continued to work with various main dealerships for about 8 years. I left the main dealerships to work with some local independent garages until I moved on to ...
Garage serving Shropshire, 20 years of experience
20 long years of experience, dealing with all work from servicing to diagnostics.
ASGHAIR, Telford • 18th March 2023
Peugeot 308 SW • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving Shropshire, 22 years of experience
Hi, my name is Darren Branch. I have been working on cars most of my life, with 21 years worth of PROFESSIONAL experience. I have long realised that it is not the actual garage that you should be putting yo...
WILLIAM, Wolverhampton • 21st December 2022
Skoda Octavia • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic serving Shropshire, 24 years of experience
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Garage serving Shropshire, 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...
He finished the job on time even with the issue with the delivery providers.
He worked hard even on his day off.
which helped me take me child to school the next day .I would fully recommend him . Ashley updated me with every single step of the work.
Friendly and professional.
NATALIA, Staffordshire • 18th December 2021
Mobile mechanic serving Shropshire, 21 years of experience
I completed my apprenticeship at Brunel Ford in Bristol for around 4 years before moving to Mercedes and Vauxhall respectively to gain valuable knowledge and understand different makes & models of cars. I h...
Thanks dan 😊”
HORTON, Kidderminster • 27th March 2020
Garage serving Shropshire, 8 years of experience
Autolink Service Centre operate a 4 ramp workshop and VOSA approved MOT test station for classes 4,5, and 7. We literally are your one stop shop for all repairs, Our team consists of 5 fully trained mechani...
Garage serving Shropshire, 25 years of experience
KJ Motors is an independent garage based in West Bromwich with a five star rating on google and check a trader . Sid as he is affectionately known by the locals owns and runs the garage. Sid is a fully quali...
DANIEL, Dudley • 17th August 2019
Ford Fiesta • Timing belt/chain replacement
Garage serving Shropshire, 14 years of experience
Welcome to Shaft Motors Ltd. We have worked with many makes and models cars and light commercial vans for many years. I personally have around 14 years experience from assistant mechanic to senior technici...
MARK, WOLVERHAMPTON • 7th August 2021
Ford Focus • Timing belt replacement
Garage serving Shropshire, 10 years of experience
I am a diagnostic technician, qualified MOT tester, Institute of Motor Industry assesor and general mechanic following my father's footsteps who has over 40 years experience in the trade. Having completed my...
GEORGE, Dudley • 6th February 2017
Alfa Romeo Giulietta • Timing belt and Water pump replacement
Mobile mechanic serving Shropshire, 20 years of experience
I began my career with Formula 1 Auto Centres as a tyre & exhaust fitter for around 1 year. I wanted to gain my proper qualifications so I studied at college to gain my NVQ Level 2 and 3 and subsequently I...
JEFFREY, Birmingham • 29th June 2017
Audi A4 Cabrio • Additional work following previous booking
Garage serving Shropshire, 35 years of experience
D.R. Automotive brings together the combined experience of brothers Dave and Dec Roberts who have a solid 35-year track record of working within the vehicle repair and servicing industry.They established D.R...
NATALIE, Stafford • 15th April 2020
Volvo XC90 • Timing belt replacement
Frequently asked questions about cambelt change, repair & replacements in Shropshire
Read our answers to questions about cambelt change costs, symptoms and more.
What does a timing belt (cambelt) replacement in Shropshire 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 Shropshire?
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 Shropshire?
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 Shropshire garages offer home collection and delivery for cambelt change?
Yes, many garages in Shropshire 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 Shropshire.
Can Shropshire mobile mechanics do cambelt change at my home or office?
Typically no, Shropshire 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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