Mercedes-Benz - replacement of timing belt

Mercedes-Benz Timing Belt Price Estimate

07 September 2015, 10:21

If your Mercedes-Benz vehicle needs a timing belt replacement, the Autobutler price estimator shows you the average price paid for actual Mercedes-Benz timing belt replacement jobs carried out recently at Autobutler.

Since their founding in Germany in 1926, Mercedes-Benz have grown to be one of the leading luxury automobile manufacturers in the world. Offering a full range of models from Hatchback to SUV, Mercedes-Benz sold over 1.7 million vehicles in 2014 and their C-Class model has recently been announced as the 2015 World Car of the Year, the first time ever that a Mercedes-Benz has won the award.

Your Mercedes-Benz will, like all vehicles, need parts repaired or replaced throughout its lifetime. The timing belt will almost certainly be one of the parts you need to replace. The timing belt is an essential component in the transmission of all vehicles and carrying out a replacement is a routine task for most garages.

Average price for a Mercedes-Benz: £432

This price estimator gives you the average price paid for timing belt replacement jobs for a number of models of Mercedes-Benz. The prices shown are calculated as an average from prices paid recently for Mercedes-Benz timing belt replacements at Autobutler.

With these prices as a guide, you might want to get a more individualised quote for your own timing belt replacement job). The best way to do this is with Autobutler. By providing some basic information, within 24 hours, you will receive three personalised quotations from professionals in your area. It’s then up to you to pick the one that best suits meets your requirements.

How is the cost of a timing belt replacement broken down?

The majority of the cost in replacing the timing belt in a vehicle is labour hours. Due to the positioning of the timing belt within the engine it can take a number of hours to replace it.

The remainder of the cost is made up of parts and sundries, including the cost of the new timing belt itself. Some garages may recommend replacing the water pump at the same time, due to its close proximity to the timing belt. Replacing the water pump at the same time as the timing belt will potentially save you extra cost at a later date.

How do I know if I require a new timing belt?

The timing belt in your vehicle’s engine is in constant use whenever the engine is in use. Due to this continual use, it will at some point need to be replaced.

All manufacturers supply guidelines on when the timing belt should be replaced and you will find these in your owners maintenance manual. Failure to follow these guidelines can lead to the timing belt failing which can cause extensive damage to your vehicle’s engine.

If you hear a high-pitched noise when starting your engine or when the engine is idle, then this could potentially be a sign that your timing belt may be malfunctioning. Also, if it takes a number of attempts to start your vehicle’s engine, this could also be a sign of potential problems. If you have any reason to think that your timing belt is malfunctioning then you should have it checked by a professional as quickly as possible.

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