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Our expert insights into timing belt replacement in Bristol

Our expert insights into timing belt replacement in Bristol

What does a timing belt do?

It is a vital engine component with a key role to play in keeping your motor running smoothly. It ensures the top and bottom halves of your engine rotate precisely in time with each other.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning timing belt

Like most car parts, your timing belt will wear out eventually due to cracking, snapping or tearing. If a grinding or squeaking noise is being emitted from your engine, it could be a malfunctioning timing belt.

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How much does it cost to fix my car?

Save up to 30% on your timing belt replacement in Bristol. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we replace your timing belt?

Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will replace your timing belt kit and water pump.

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What does a timing belt do?

It is a vital engine component with a key role to play in keeping your motor running smoothly. It ensures the top and bottom halves of your engine rotate precisely in time with each other.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning timing belt

Like most car parts, your timing belt will wear out eventually due to cracking, snapping or tearing. If a grinding or squeaking noise is being emitted from your engine, it could be a malfunctioning timing belt.

View more symptomsView more symptoms

How much does it cost to fix my car?

Save up to 30% on your timing belt replacement in Bristol. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we replace your timing belt?

Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will replace your timing belt kit and water pump.

Learn moreLearn more

Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often should a timing belt need replacing?

Daniel
Terry

Terry, Fixter in-house mechanic expert

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How much does timing belt replacement cost in Bristol?

How much does timing belt replacement cost in Bristol?

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A typical timing belt replacement in Bristol costs around £229.95 - £271.60. Depending on your car brand, model and engine, the price of a timing belt replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We have computed prices for some of the best-selling cars in Bristol in order to give you an idea of how much the timing belt replacement should cost.

Car make and modelDealers
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Vauxhall Antara Diamond Cdti

2.2 litres

£316.68 £264.1217%

Mazda 323

1.8 litres

£328.63 £271.6017%

Suzuki Grand Vitara Ddis

1.9 litres

£322.60 £266.6117%

Vauxhall Ampera

1.4 litres

£316.47 £269.1015%

Audi A2

1.4 litres

£282.84 £229.9519%

Skoda Fabia Classic Tdi

1.4 litres

£329.09 £264.1220%

Mitsubishi Galant

2.5 litres

£300.41 £254.1515%

Renault Clio Campus Sport

1.2 litres

£310.34 £266.6114%

Jaguar Xf Luxury D

2.2 litres

£310.71 £259.1417%

Hyundai Amica

1 litres

£308.98 £261.6315%

Vauxhall Antara Diamond Cdti

2.2 litres

£316.68 £264.1217%

Mazda 323

1.8 litres

£328.63 £271.6017%

Audi A2

1.4 litres

£282.84 £229.9519%

Jaguar Xf Luxury D

2.2 litres

£310.71 £259.1417%

Renault Clio Campus Sport

1.2 litres

£310.34 £266.6114%

* The cost of your timing belt replacement depends on your car make and model and may vary depending on your location.

Our trusted and certified garages in Bristol

CABOT MOTORS

Bristol, UK
stars-4
10 reviews
We are located in Bristol, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

Panalex Garage Services

Bristol, UK
stars-5
27 reviews
Panalex Garage Services and their team of qualified mechanics at Bristol, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

MPS SERVICES

Bristol, UK
stars-4
11 reviews
We are located in Bristol, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

PEARCE BROS

Bristol, UK
stars-4.5
22 reviews
PEARCE BROS is located in Bristol, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

GR AUTO SERVICES

YATE, UK
stars-4
14 reviews
GR AUTO SERVICES is located in YATE, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

County Motor Services Ltd

Newport, UK
stars-4
15 reviews
We are located in Newport, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

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We personally select every local garage based on our unique 25-point criteria, which includes staff qualifications, equipment standards and customer ratings.

Fully qualified mechanics with 10+ years’ experience 👨‍🔧

Your car is in the UK’s safest expert hands.

Manufacturer-equivalent parts only ⚙️

Identical to your manufacturer’s, but much cheaper!

In-house experts approve all work personally 🔍

Every service carried out by our partner garages is fully reviewed.

12-month warranty on parts and labour 🛠

Any additional work needed will be carried out for free.

Want to learn more about timing belt replacement in Bristol?

Want to learn more about timing belt replacement in Bristol?

Bristol

Bristol is both a city and a county in South West England, with an estimated population of 460,000.

Bristol’s modern economy is built on creative media, electronics and aerospace industries. The city-centre docks have been redeveloped as centres of heritage and culture.

It is also one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations, due to its wealth of arts and culture, and the opening of the £500million shopping centre, Cabot Circus, in 2008. Bristol’s thriving art scene hosts the Bristol Old Vic—an offshoot of The Old Vic in London—that occupies the Theatre Royal on King Street.

It is also a popular belief that the unidentified graffiti artist Banksy is from Bristol, with many of his artworks appearing around the city.

The most popular cars in Bristol

Given their all-rounder versatility and crossover social status, it’s no great surprise to hear that the VW Golf is estimated to be the most popular car in Bristol, according to data provided between 2012 to 2018 by ownership and postcode.

Close on its heels—and in order of popularity—are the Mercedes A-Class, Nissan Qashqai, Ford Fiesta and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Vehicle numbers in Bristol

There are approximately 322,000 licensed vehicles in the Bristol area, with some of the most popular models including the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Corsa and the Mini.

Fixter garages in Bristol

There are a total of 9 Fixter garages in the Bristol area, all ready and waiting to provide you with a fantastic quote for your car service, MOT and a wide range of vehicle repairs.

Fixter garages service the following postcodes and more, in and around the Bristol area:

  • BS1: City Centre, Bristol
  • BS2: Kingsdown & St Paul’s, Bristol
  • BS3: Bedminster, Southville & Bower Ashton, Bristol
  • BS4: Brislington, Knowle & St Anne’s, Bristol
  • BS5: Easton, St George, Redfield & Whitehall, Bristol
  • BS6: Cotham, Redland, Montpelier & Westbury Park, Bristol

What does a timing belt do?

The timing belt, or cambelt, is a vital engine component with a key role to play in keeping your motor running smoothly. It ensures the top and bottom halves of your engine rotate precisely in time with each other. Essentially, this ribbed rubber belt with teeth synchronises the crankshaft and camshaft’s rotation. It controls the sequencing and timing of the opening and closing of the valves on the cylinders in your engine to provide the right combustion. Camshafts, made up of the main journals, the lobes (or bulges) and the ends, control the valves in the cylinder head. A rocker head takes the spinning motion of an overhead camshaft and turns it into the movement that opens and closes the valves. Timing chains essentially perform the same function as cambelts but may be slightly noisier. The chains generally last as long as the vehicle (and generally require less frequent replacing), although the plastic guides they run over may not.

How often should a timing belt need replacing?

There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach for how often to replace yours—a lot depends on your motor’s age and condition. There’s also huge variation between manufacturers and different engines. So you might need a new belt after 4 years, or 6, or after driving 40,000 or 100,000 miles. Consult your car’s manual—most manufacturers’ recommendations are based on time passed or miles driven, depending on which elapses first.

However, we’d always suggest treating these recommendations as a maximum, and erring on the side of caution.

The law, vehicle regulations, and your MOT

The timing belt will not be examined at your car’s MOT, but the associated issues of running a car with a faulty timing belt can lead to severe engine damage, which can.

What happens when we replace your timing belt?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will disassemble the parts of the engine to access the timing belt and proceed to examine the timing belt, the belt’s pulleys and tensioner.
  • Wherever required your timing belt will be replaced and you’ll be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.
  • You will also be advised of any other parts that may need to be replaced for the best operation and health of your vehicle.
  • Once the timing belt has been replaced, our mechanics will test your car thoroughly to ensure the correct running of the new part and make any adjustments required for its premium operation.

What causes a timing belt to stop working correctly?

Like most car parts, your timing belt will wear out eventually due to cracking, snapping or tearing. Timing belts are also unpredictable, with few warning signs of damage. (Although starting issues and noise may offer clues.) Driving your car infrequently, oil leaks and temperature changes, among other factors, can all play their part.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning timing belt

You hear unusual noises coming from the engine

If a grinding or squeaking noise is being emitted from your engine, it could be a malfunctioning timing belt.

The car won’t start

If your timing belt has broken, this can cause problems with your engine that lead to the vehicle not starting.

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