We already discussed the difference between a cambelt, timing belt, and timing chain and revealed that a timing belt and cambelt are the same part. This is important to keep in mind, especially since servicing centres and car manufacturers use both terms. Also, called out in our previous post, there’s a wide range as to when your you’ll need a new timing belt / cambelt. With recommendations spanning from 40,000 to 100,000 miles (depending on make and model), we highly suggest replacing this essential component, at minimum, every 5 years. Starting at £299, you’ll find Fixter’s timing belt replacement service is below manufacturer rates. Click below for a free quote.

Read on to learn more about how the timing belt is connected to the water pump. We’ve also researched how popular UK models compare against Fixter’s competitive rates.

Replace timing belt and water pump together

It’s generally advised to instal a new water pump when your car’s timing belt is due for replacing. In most cars, these parts are connected – with the timing belt propelling everything. Since the water pump supplies coolant to the engine, it’s important this part is properly functioning. As with any component, preventative maintenance is the best way to save you from costly damage in the future. A overheating engine can be catastrophic. Luckily, Fixter’s door-to-door service offers top-rated service at the lowest possible cost. In keeping with our transparent pricing, if you don’t need a new water pump, you won’t be charged for one. You’ll have final say before any additional work is completed.

See how Fixter compares

We researched manufacturer pricing for the top 5 UK car models. As a reminder, Fixter’s timing belt replacement service starts at £299. Rates are based on official car brand websites (and are subject to change), unless otherwise noted.

Ford Fiesta

Timing belt: £319
Timing belt and water pump: £419

Ford Focus

Timing belt: £339
Timing belt and water pump: £439

Vauxhall Corsa

Timing belt: £239

Volkswagen Golf

Timing belt: £494
Timing belt and water pump: £549

Nissan Qashqai

Timing belt: £480-550 (Auto Express estimate)

Garage network

When receiving any service with Fixter, your car is in good hands. Our garage network comprises over 35 years of experience and services thousands of cars per month. We work with top networks, including Bosch Car Care, Autofirst, Auto Care, Unipart Car Care, RAC, AA, and Trust My Garage. Our garages receive training from Group Auto, Bosch, and Autofirst, among others to maintain compliance and stay up to date on industry and technological changes. All our garages meet the UK’s MOT standards, and thoroughly tests each car. Additionally, you can count on Fixter to perform regular maintenance check-ups with our full, major, and interim services. Each offering is tailor-made based on the needs of your particular car.

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