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Our expert insights into timing belt replacement in Southampton

Our expert insights into timing belt replacement in Southampton

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? timing-belt-replacement/southampton

Save up to 30% on your timing belt replacement in Southampton. 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? timing-belt-replacement/southampton

Save up to 30% on your timing belt replacement in Southampton. 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 Southampton?

How much does timing belt replacement cost in Southampton?

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A typical timing belt replacement in Southampton costs around £229.95 - £274.09. 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 Southampton in order to give you an idea of how much the timing belt replacement should cost.

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Mitsubishi Galant

2.5 litres

£300.41 £254.1515%

Mini Clubman Cooper

1.5 litres

£300.79 £256.6515%

Volvo 850

2 litres

£295.40 £256.6513%

Mazda 323

1.8 litres

£328.63 £271.6017%

Toyota Auris Icon Vvt

1.8 litres

£319.78 £256.6520%

Ford Capri

2 litres

£327.26 £274.0916%

Vauxhall Ampera

1.4 litres

£316.47 £269.1015%

Nissan Cabstar

2.5 litres

£307.46 £256.6517%

Mercedes A150 Classic Se

1.5 litres

£331.35 £271.6018%

Audi A2

1.4 litres

£282.84 £229.9519%

Vauxhall Ampera

1.4 litres

£316.47 £269.1015%

Mazda 323

1.8 litres

£328.63 £271.6017%

Mitsubishi Galant

2.5 litres

£300.41 £254.1515%

Mini Clubman Cooper

1.5 litres

£300.79 £256.6515%

Ford Capri

2 litres

£327.26 £274.0916%
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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 Southampton

ACE AUTOMOTIVE SOUTHERN LTD

Southampton, UK
stars-5
27 reviews
ACE AUTOMOTIVE SOUTHERN LTD and their team of qualified mechanics at Southampton, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

L&D STANLEY

SOUTHAMPTON, UK
stars-4.5
24 reviews
L&D STANLEY is located in SOUTHAMPTON, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

BADMINSTONS HYTHE LTD

Southampton, UK
stars-4.5
21 reviews
BADMINSTONS HYTHE LTD and their team of qualified mechanics at Southampton, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

BEST AUTOCENTRE EASTLEIGH

Eastleigh, UK
stars-4.5
13 reviews
BEST AUTOCENTRE EASTLEIGH and their team of qualified mechanics at Eastleigh, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

Boarhunt

Fareham, UK
stars-4
28 reviews
Boarhunt and their team of qualified mechanics at Fareham, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

BEST AUTOCENTRE WINCHESTER

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

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Identical to your manufacturer’s, but much cheaper!

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

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Any additional work needed will be carried out for free.

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Southampton

Southampton is 70 miles south-west of London and 15 miles north-west of Portsmouth. It is the largest city in Hampshire and also in the south-east of England, with an estimated population of 250,000.

Boasting many medieval heritage buildings, Southampton hosts some of the longest surviving stretches of medieval walls in England.

It’s also home to a multitude of museums, including the Tudor House and Southampton Maritime museums. The SeaCity Museum is located in the west wing of the Civic Centre and focuses on the city’s trading history and the famous ocean-going passenger liner, The Titanic.

The Guildhall (currently branded The O2 Guildhall) has played host to a mass of musical talent in its time: Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Killers, Amy Winehouse and Lostprophets have all played here, as well as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Southampton Philharmonic Choir.

The most popular cars in Southampton

One of the major players in the growth of the SUV market, the Nissan Qashqai is estimated to be the most popular car in Southampton, 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 Tiguan, Ford Fiesta and the Mercedes A-Class.

Vehicle numbers in Southampton

There are approximately 175,000 licensed vehicles in the Southampton area, with some of the most popular models including the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Corsa and the VW Polo.

Fixter garages in Southampton

There are a total of 14 Fixter garages in the Southampton 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 Southampton area:

  • S01: Bargate, Millbrook & Freemantle, Southampton
  • SO14: Bevois & Bitterne Park, Southampton
  • SO15: Freemantle, Shirley & Redbridge, Southampton
  • SO16: Swaythling & Bassett, Southampton
  • SO17: Portswood, Southampton
  • SO18: Bitterne Park, Southampton

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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