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Our expert insights into timing belt replacement in Manchester

Our expert insights into timing belt replacement in Manchester

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 Manchester. 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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Daniel, from London

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

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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 Manchester. 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 more

Daniel, from London

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

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How much does timing belt replacement cost in Manchester?

How much does timing belt replacement cost in Manchester?

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A typical timing belt replacement in Manchester costs around £521.80 - £571.23. 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 Manchester in order to give you an idea of how much the timing belt replacement should cost.

Car make and modelDealers
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Nissan Note

1.6 litres

£648.13 £549.2615%

Volkswagen Golf

1.4 litres

£650.60 £565.7413%

Nissan Terrano-ii

1.6 litres

£647.03 £521.8019%

BMW 6-series-coupe

3 litres

£694.71 £560.2519%

Fiat 500

1.2 litres

£616.93 £527.2915%

Toyota Verso

1.6 litres

£644.67 £532.7817%

Jaguar Xj6-series-i

1.6 litres

£679.77 £571.2316%

Volkswagen Golf

1.6 litres

£679.77 £571.2316%

DS 7-crossback

1.6 litres

£616.93 £527.2915%

Ford Granada

1.6 litres

£668.34 £571.2315%

BMW 6-series-coupe

3 litres

£694.71 £560.2519%

Volkswagen Golf

1.4 litres

£650.60 £565.7413%

DS 7-crossback

1.6 litres

£616.93 £527.2915%

Nissan Note

1.6 litres

£648.13 £549.2615%

Ford Granada

1.6 litres

£668.34 £571.2315%
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* 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 Manchester

Fixter Autos

Huddersfield, UK
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Fixter Autos is located in Huddersfield, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

Trinity Diesels

Manchester, UK
stars-5
20 reviews
We are located in Manchester, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

ASHBURY SERVICE STATION

Manchester, UK
stars-5
10 reviews
We are located in Manchester, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

PARKSTREET MOTORS

MANCHESTER, UK
stars-4.5
23 reviews
We are located in MANCHESTER, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

DW MOTORS MANCHESTER LTD

Manchester, UK
stars-5
15 reviews
DW MOTORS MANCHESTER LTD and their team of qualified mechanics at Manchester, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

JSP COMMERCIALS

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

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Manufacturer-equivalent parts only ⚙️

Identical to your manufacturer’s, but much cheaper!

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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.

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Want to learn more about timing belt replacement in Manchester?

Want to learn more about timing belt replacement in Manchester?

Manchester

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, located north of the Cheshire Plain and south and west of the Pennines, with an estimated population of 545,000.

Manchester is a popular cultural centre, with performing arts and live music venues that include the Palace Theatre, Manchester Opera House, the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Arena and Manchester Academy.

Manchester has provided iconic bands such as The Smiths, Joy Division, The Verve, M People and The 1975, and in the height of the 1980s the ‘Madchester’ scene gave us The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets and James.

Canal Street has been the home for an LGBTQ+ community since 1940, with bars and clubs attracting around 20k visitors each weekend, and the Manchester Pride festival is celebrated every August.

It wouldn’t be fair to talk about Manchester without mentioning the city’s football rivalry: you’re either blue or you’re red, City or United—with both teams holding an extensive list of silverware and titles.

The most popular cars in Manchester

The Mercedes A-Class is estimated to be the most popular car in Manchester, according to data provided between 2012 to 2018 by ownership and postcode.

Close on its heels—and in order of popularity—are the Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Polo, Mercedes C-Class Saloon and Nissan Qashqai.

Vehicle numbers in Manchester

There are approximately 218,000 licensed vehicles in Manchester, with some of the most popular models including the Mini, Ford Kuga and the Kia Sportage.

Find a Fixter garage in Manchester today

There are a total of 38 Fixter garages in the Manchester 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 Manchester area:

  • M1 & M2: City Centre, Deansgate, Castlefield & Piccadilly, Manchester
  • M4: Ancoats, Northern Quarter & Strangeways, Manchester
  • M8: Crumpsall & Cheetham Hill, Manchester
  • M9: Harpurhey & Blackley, Manchester
  • M11: Clayton, Openshaw & Beswick, Manchester
  • M12: Ardwick, Longsight & Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester

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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