Top Mechanics For Cambelt Change, Repair & Replacements in the West Midlands
Garage in the West Midlands, 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 in the West Midlands, 6 years of experience
With over 6 years of experience in diagnostic and repair of a wide range of cars i can to provide services from the basic such diagnostic and oil change up to repair of the brake system, suspension, clutc...
ALAN, WELLESBOURNE • 18th March 2023
Fiat Ducato • Timing belt replacement
Garage in the West Midlands, 10 years of experience
6 years of experience working for car dealerships 4 years of experience working as a contractor for Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Rolls Royce, and Aston Martin as a Master technician
JOE, KINGS NORTON • 27th February 2023
Ford Mondeo • Timing belt replacement
Garage in the West Midlands, 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...
Garage in the West Midlands, 12 years of experience
After completing my nvq qualifications in collage, I decided that being stuck in a workshop was not where I wanted to be… I progressed myself as a hgv driver in the breakdown industry working with car and co...
STEWART, SUTTON COLDFIELD • 16th February 2023
Volkswagen Polo • Additional work following previous booking
Garage in the West Midlands, 15 years of experience
Our mechanic have 20 years experience on repairs cars and van, diagnostic, engine rebuilding, other mechanic have 10 years experience on cars diagnostic, mechanical repairs, and body work repairs.
The whole bunch of them were absolutely fantastic very knowledgeable nothing was to much trouble should of used them to check the car over before I bought it but that said I'm sure I will get everything done as I now have a very good garage behind me at very reasonable prices. Thanks boys.robbie XC90”
ROBERT, STOKE ON TRENT, • 11th February 2023
Volvo XC90 • Timing belt replacement
Garage in the West Midlands, 21 years of experience
21 years of experience in the mechanic industry. Volkswagen-Audi specialist, specialising in cambelt replacements.
Would highly reccomend and would definatly use again.”
STEPHEN, Birmingham • 11th February 2023
Skoda Superb • Timing belt replacement
Garage in the West Midlands, 11 years of experience
I have 11 years' experience working on cars. I am able to do all the repairs you need doing including, inspections, servicing, brakes, suspension, clutches, and much more. We have a garage that you can bring...
Garage in the West Midlands, 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...
JEFF, WOLVERHAMPTON • 1st February 2023
Land Rover Freelander 2 • Timing belt replacement
Garage in the West Midlands, 9 years of experience
Mots class 4 5 and 7. All repair work servicing, brakes , tyres , exhaust and clutches.
The mechanic is extremely honest and polite. He took photos during the job so I could see the condition of the used parts with the newly fitted parts. They gave me a bespoke service of keeping the old timing belt so I could inspect it for damage and claims. As well as the excellent job I even got some car maintenance advice and a removed fuel filter job from my order because they didn't feel it was necessary.
They are very responsive to messages and have been super transparent before and after the job with invoices of the ordered parts. Definitely recommended and will be my go to.”
VINCENT, Birmingham • 1st February 2023
Garage in the West Midlands, 20 years of experience
I have been in the motor trade industry for 20 years for my family run business up until my father retired after his 40 years In The industry. I carry out all types of mechanical work and diagnostic procedur...
LEE, Hinckley • 10th January 2023
Land Rover Freelander 2 • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic in the West Midlands, 15 years of experience
I gained my mechanical qualifications in my home country of Zimbabwe & worked in the trade there for around 5 years before emigrating to the UK. My first role when I arrived was with an independent garage ca...
Mobile mechanic in the West Midlands, 9 years of experience
I came from hungary where i used to work at wolksvagen dealership for 3 years before that and during this 3 years i was working my father garage's because he is a mechanic aswell. Im doing this since childh...
MICHAEL, Bromsgrove • 27th November 2022
Jeep Cherokee • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic in the West Midlands, 5 years of experience
I have 5 years' experience working on cars. I am able to do all the repairs you need doing including, inspections, servicing, brakes, suspension, clutches, and much more. if the repair is small we can come o...
ANNE-MARIE, Cannock • 27th September 2022
Ford Grand C-MAX • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic in the West Midlands, 12 years of experience
I began my career with my apprenticeship in Poland before coming to the UK. My first role in the UK was with 4 Cars in Yardley, Birmingham for 7 years before moving across to Whittaker Fleet Care for around ...
Frequently asked questions about cambelt change, repair & replacements in the West Midlands
Read our answers to questions about cambelt change costs, symptoms and more.
What does a timing belt (cambelt) replacement in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands?
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 the West Midlands?
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 the West Midlands garages offer home collection and delivery for cambelt change?
Yes, many garages in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands.
Can the West Midlands mobile mechanics do cambelt change at my home or office?
Typically no, the West Midlands 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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Mechanics in and around the West Midlands
- Autolink Service Centre, Wolverhampton
- City Mot Dobbs Street Limited, Wolverhampton
- Easy Autos Hagley, Stourbridge
- Farmers Auto Repairs Ltd, Sedgley
- Grease Monkeyz Uk Ltd, Wolverhampton
- ICH Auto Services Ltd, Wolverhampton
- Princes End Garage, Tipton
- Rpm, Kidderminster
- Shaft Motors Ltd, Bilston
Recent Cambelt change quotes in the West Midlands
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.