Cam Belts

Does my car need the Cam Belt Replaced?

The most common warning signs (from most revealing to least revealing) are:

  • noisy engine
  • warning light appears on dash
  • over 80,000 kms since cam belt last replaced
  • difficulty starting car
  • high fuel consumption

What could happen if I just ignore the problem?

You face the risk of:

  • a roadside breakdown causing extensive engine damage, costing you thousands of dollars to repair

What does a Cam Belt Replacement involve?

Our Cam Belt Replacement includes the following:

  • check power-steering belt
  • check air-conditioning belt
  • check alternator belt
  • check auto tensioner
  • check cam belt idlers
  • check external condition of water pump
  • check oil seals
  • check and replace cam belt (cost of belt is extra)
  • check power-steering fluid level
  • check and adjust cam timing
  • check and adjust ignition timing
  • check engine mount

How will replacing the Cam Belt improve my motoring?

Once we have finished the job you will enjoy:

  • reduced engine wear and damage
  • increased fuel efficiency
  • quieter engine
  • improved engine performance
  • greater engine reliability
  • easier engine starting

How much does a Cam Belt Replacement cost?

For a standard four-cylinder, petrol-powered car (manual or automatic), the labour-only cost for a cam belt replacement is $195 including GST. The cost of the belt varies, depending on the vehicle. A cam belt for a standard four-cylinder, petrol-powered car is usually around $50 including GST. We can confirm the exact amount upon enquiry.

For most other cars (diesels; high performance vehicles; six and eight cylinders), the labour-only cost for a cam belt replacement is $225 including GST. The cost of the belt varies, depending on the vehicle. The belts for these sorts of cars cost anything from $50 to $250 including GST. We can confirm the exact amount upon enquiry.

What should I do now?

We suggest you:

  • Phone us on (04) 567 2258 to book your car in; or
  • Bring your car in for a FREE 5 minute appraisal and quote (Yes! We provide FREE written WINZ quotes); or
  • Phone us on (04) 567 2258 for more information – we’re more than happy to advise you!
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