Cambelt and Water Pump in Braintree, Essex

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The cambelt, also known as a timing belt, is an essential component in your vehicle's engine and synchronises the pistons and crankcase with the valves and cylinder head to ensure proper combustion. Your cambelt should be changed in line with your vehicle manufacturers guidelines - this is usually based on a time/mileage interval. If you're unsure if your cambelt needs changing, get in contact with a member of the team who can check the manufacturer's guidelines for your vehicle. If required, we can provide a no-obligations quote for a cambelt change and save you up to hundreds of pounds off manufacturer prices.

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How do I know if my cambelt and waterpump needs to be changed?

Your cambelt needs to be changed inline with your manufacturer's guidelines. It can also need changing if the belt has worn excessively and you may experience the following symptoms on your vehicles:

  • Ticking noise from the engine
  • Overheating engine
  • Increased fuel usage
  • Engine won't turn over
  • Engine misfires
  • Oil leak from the engine

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we'd recommend booking your vehicle in with us as soon as possible to investigate the issue and provide you with a quote to fix. It is worth noting that not all vehicles have their water pump driven by the cambelt, this can be driven by an auxiliary belt, in which case you do not need to change your water pump at the same time as the cambelt saving your money.

How much will it cost to change a cambelt in Essex?

The cost to change a cambelt can be expensive due to the time required in dismantling the engine, removing the old timing belt, retiming the engine with the new belt on and reassembling the engine. Pulleys may also need to be replaced as these can wear and lead to failure of the belt. There are also many different manufacturers of cambelts available varying in quality and price. As a Bosch Car Service Centre in Essex, you can rest assured that we use quality Bosch Parts where available or select another high quality part for your vehicle to keep your car running smoothly mile-after-mile. To get a quote for your vehicles cambelt replacement in Essex, get in contact with a member of the team today.

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Should I change my water pump with the cambelt?

With the waterpump being a relatively inexpensive component, when it's driven by the cambelt we recommend changing it at the same time - this can save you hundreds of pounds further down the road if your water pump fails at a later date. The reason for this saving is while we have the engine apart to access the cambelt, we also gain easier access to the water pump. It is worth noting that not all cars have their water pump driven by the cambelt, so you may recommend only replacing the cambelt as the waterpump can be easily replaced at a later date if required. If you're not sure whether your car has a water pump driven by the cambelt, get in touch with a member of our team who can confirm this for you.

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