Jul 5, 2019
Timing belts need attention every now and again, but how often and the costs involved can vary from car to car. For that very reason, it’s always good to know what to expect so that you can make an informed decision about timing belt replacement when the time comes.
MyCarNeedsA.com have been doing some research and have found out that the average cost of timing belt replacement across the UK is roughly £244.54.
A timing belt is a key part of your vehicles internal combustion engine. It loops around the various shafts within the car and transfers rotational energy moving in one direction, eventually turning the wheels.
To avoid coming to a halt in the middle of the road because of a banging, crash of pistons and valves fighting with each other, it’s important your timing belt is kept in perfect working order.
Replacing a timing belt is one of the most expensive and intensive services your car is likely to go through. If you avoid doing this service and your timing belt or chain stretches, deteriorates or breaks, it can be as costly as replacing your whole engine. Meaning, the cost of attending to the timing belt is well worth it in the long run.
This isn’t a service you’ll want to hang around and wait on. All vehicle types are different, but allow at least 3 to 8 hours for timing belt replacement - all going well. To fix the timing belt the mechanic has to:
After these steps have been carried out, they then have to test it all. In some cases the mechanic will also need to remove the front section of the vehicle and on some front-wheel drive vehicles lower the engine to be able to access it, which is why it can take a long time.
The rough cost to replace a timing belt that we’ve indicated, simply represents an average cost for a range of cars throughout the UK. The best way to know the price you can expect to pay is to get an exact estimate for the specific issue your car has. Whatever the problem may be, you can get free quotes from local garages with MyCarNeedsA.com!