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How much does timing belt replacement costs for a Vauxhall?

The cost of a timing belt replacement on a Vauxhall depends on your car model and engine. Also, depending on your location, the price of a timing belt replacement on your Vauxhall can vary.

Vehicle Dealer price (average) Saving

Vauxhall Antara Exclusiv Cdti

2.2 litres

£323.90 £261.63 19%

Vauxhall Agila

1.2 litres

£328.63 £274.09 17%

Vauxhall Antara E Cdti

2.0 litres

£322.39 £269.10 17%

Vauxhall Astra Breeze

1.6 litres

£315.12 £269.10 15%

Vauxhall Adam Jam

1.2 litres

£318.40 £261.63 18%

Vauxhall Corsa Life A/c

1.3 litres

£312.59 £256.65 18%

Vauxhall Agila Enjoy 16v

1.2 litres

£322.66 £269.10 17%

Vauxhall Ampera

1.4 litres

£316.47 £269.10 15%

Vauxhall Antara Diamond Cdti

2.2 litres

£316.68 £264.12 17%

Vauxhall Astra

1.7 litres

£267.64 £221.19 17%

Vauxhall Astra Active

1.6 litres

£321.28 £261.63 19%

Vauxhall Astra Cabriolet

1.8 litres

£302.25 £251.66 17%

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Timing belt replacement on your Vauxhall

The cambelt, or timing belt, is a vital engine component on any Vauxhall vehicle, 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.

What is a timing belt?

The timing belt is a ribbed rubber belt with teeth synchronises the crankshaft and camshaft’s rotation. It controls 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 I change a timing belt on a Vauxhall?

Like most car parts, your timing belt will wear out eventually due to cracking, snapping or tearing. But there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach for how often to replace the timing belt on your Vauxhall car – a lot depends on your motor’s age and condition. Timing belts are also unpredictable, with few warning signs of damage, so the frequency of change will depend on whether you drive Vauxhall Astra or a Vauxhall Corsa for example.

Driving your car infrequently, oil leaks and temperature changes, among other factors, can all play their part in the deterioration of your timing belt.

There’s also huge variation between manufacturers and different engines. So you might need a new belt after four years, or six, or after driving 40,000 or 100,000 miles depending on the model of your Vauxhall. Consult your car’s manual – Vauxhall 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.

What happens if your timing belt on your Vauxhall is left too long?

A broken timing belt is potentially highly damaging to your vehicle, not to mention your wallet. Especially in an interference-type engine, valves can bend, cylinder heads and camshafts can become damaged, and the pistons and cylinder walls too. But whatever kind of engine you have, ignoring recommended cambelt change intervals is never a great idea.

What's involved in a timing belt replacement on a Vauxhall?

Replacing a timing belt on a Vauxhall is a labour and time-intensive process that you wouldn’t want to undertake yourself. It’s the skill needed from qualified mechanics, and the time involved, that tend to push up the bill.

That’s because several other parts usually have to come away from the engine before the belt cover can be accessed, like the water pump for example.

How we can help?

At Fixter, we have unique access to a network of independent partner garages, all of which we know personally and which have passed a strict 25-point inspection. We also offer door-to-door car collection, a 12-month warranty on parts and labour, and transparent, afVauxhallable pricing, so you know you’ll be in safe hands. Pop in your Vauxhall registration details to book a timing belt replacement today.

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