Cambelt Replacement for Cars & Vans

It is widely believed and understood by motorists that a cambelt failure can cause considerable damage. Unfortunately they would not be wrong and the damaged caused to the engine can be expensive.

If you believe your vehicle is due or overdue a cambelt replacement let Underwoods help.


What is a Cambelt?

The cambelt (or timing belt) controls the timing of your engine. The cambelt synchronises the rotation of the engines crankshaft and camshaft to ensure the engine's valves open and close efficiently.

Your vehicles manufacturers identify the optimum point in which a cambelt is changed, either by age of the vehicle or mileage covered. We strongly recommend you stick to their recommended and are able to identify when this is for all makes and models including of course our approved brands; Vauxhall, Skoda, Kia and Ford.

It is important to know that cambelts are made from a rubber material that will degrade over time and should be replaced before the belt teeth wear away throwing out the engines timing, damaging vales and pistons. We must again warn you, this will be an expensive repair and sometimes not even justifiable based on the value of your vehicle.

If a cambelt is poorly maintained likelihood to fail is increased so we recommend always visiting a recommended and respected garage, like us. Cambelt is another element checked as part of the MOT.

Contact Underwoods

If you have questions about your vehicles cambelt, do not hesitate to call your local Underwoods in Clacton, Sudbury or Tiptree in Essex and Suffolk.


Underwoods Motoring are a trusted local garage authorised by some of the worlds leading vehicle manufacturers. We provide Cambelt inspections and Cambelt replacements for all makes and models of passenger car and commercial vans. From our garages in Clacton, Sudbury and Tiptree in Essex and Suffolk, we support the surrounding areas including; Colchester, Harwich, Manningtree, Frinton, Walton, Jaywick, Holland-on-Sea, Weeley, Stanway. Maldon, Heybridge, Braintree, Witham, Kelvedon, Mersea, Coggeshall, Great Totham, Bures, Hadleigh, Clare, Halstead, Long Melford, Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill.