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Timing Chain Repair

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A timing chain needs to be replaced between 40,000 and 100,000 miles and problems are not uncommon, especially for cars with high mileages. 

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Top garages for Timing Chain (11,802 found)
MZM Automotive
77 Jobs Completed
Newton Abbot
5.0 / 5

We are family run business providing a professional and personal service, with over 20 years experience.

We offer a complete range of automotive services to all makes and models of cars, vans and light commercials. This includes MOT’S, welding, diagnostics, clutches, cambelts, tyres and servicing. Courtesy Cars are available along with a collection and delivery service.

We can cater for the individual or any fleet customers. We always have a large stock of used cars and vans available to view on-site. Vehicle recovery service also available.

B and G Autotechs Ltd
507 Jobs Completed
oldham
4.8 / 5

We offer servicing and repairs for all makes and model and specialize in BMW,MINI, VW and Audi Group. We wont be beaten on any price!
We offer a FREE collect and deliver service.
We give your car a FREE wash and vac.
We are part of the Approved Garages so please see our reviews at....
www.approvedgarges.co.uk.

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1530 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We specialise in new motor vehicle components for all makes and models, O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufactured/Pattern), O.E (Original Equipment/Genuine), we can advice on advantages and disadvantages of both product ranges. We stock a wide range of parts and specialise in all makes and models. We provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in Enfield for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at Automotive Components Specialist Ltd. With many years of experience in the trade, you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We are VW Audi Specialists but can offer the same high standard of service for all makes and models.

McGregor Mechanics
68 Jobs Completed
Rotherham
5.0 / 5

I am a small family run business operating from my home address. I have a fully furbished workshop with all the latest equipment meaning there is nothing we can't do. I have over 10 years dealership experience and forward facing customer service management. I am also trained to an NVQ lvl 3, IMI credited, DVSA registered MOT tester, Master technician, Electric vehicle technician.

Here at McGregor Mechanics we only use the best approved parts which means we comply with the vehicles manafacturer warranty but also because we only use the very best we can offer a substantial warranty on all our work which includes labour aswell as parts.

Because McGregor Mechanics is a family run business operating from my fully furbished workshop we can offer a fantastic experience at a fraction of the price.

Many thanks, Jimmy McGregor

4x4 & More Garage
195 Jobs Completed
Huddersfield
4.8 / 5

4x4 & More & SprintFinish Body Shop is a two part auto repairs and servicing business based in the Huddersfield area. We provide motorists with a huge range of services from MOT testing and vehicle servicing to general motor repairs and spare parts. We also operate a professional car body shop to take care of any scratches, dents and scuffs on your vehicle. We are happy to work on all models of cars, 4x4’s, motorcycles and light commercials such as Transits.

We also have a Rally Preperation and Race Support Team.

Campbell's Mobile Mechanics
46 Jobs Completed
Ilford
4.1 / 5

Campbell's Mobile Mechanic is an established company and welcomes all customers. I can offer from home starts,battery replacements,oil changes,vehicle inspection & mobile car service. All makes and models consider, Ford,Vauxhall,BMW,Audi. My company has good reviews on Google and other platforms I'm honest and trustworthy

Sandy Lane Service Station
152 Jobs Completed
Stockport
3.7 / 5

Sandy Lane Service Station

Halfords Autocentre Washington
2 Job Completed
Washington
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

J&J Vehicle Engineering
364 Jobs Completed
Cricklade
5.0 / 5

We are an established independent garage based on the outskirts of Cricklade which offers an honest and reliable service. No job is too big or small, our team will always keep you informed of any updates throughout the time your vehicle is with us and we will always discuss your options with you.

Our well-equipped workshop allows us to carry out and specialise in a wide range of services including clutch jobs, timing belts, and timing chains. We source all our parts from a reputable supplier and they come with a standard manufacturer warranty. Our workshop is home to 2 ramps and a high-skilled team of mechanics who will always deliver you with honest advice and fantastic repairs.

Collingham Autos LTD
54 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 5

We specialise in car repair and car servicing all carried out in our fully equipped garage. We are a family business and operate throughout the Manchester, Cheetham Hill area. We offer an excellent service in many areas including MOT collect & delivery, car and van repair and general vehicle servicing.

We have an excellent reputation for customer service and we pride ourselves in providing main dealer quality at local garage prices. With our highly experienced team of mechanics, you won’t find a better car repair service in Manchester, Cheetham Hill or beyond.

We also offer our customers a collection and delivery service meaning minimal disruption to your day. Our technician will come collect your vehicle at suitable time. We will carry out a full MOT and once passed return the vehicle to you.

Quality Mobile Vehicle Solutions LTD
161 Jobs Completed
Weymouth
4.7 / 5

As mechanics we specialised in Diesel engines gearboxes and auto electrics, I specialise in electronic diagnostics (management lights etc). I pride myself to be reasonable on price and quality of work, not quantity for full customer satisfaction!

Clocktower Auto Centre Ltd
34 Jobs Completed
Molesey
5.0 / 5

Hi
We are based near Hampton Court and have a staff of 6 mechanics we can do a full range of Services, Tyres and MOT's.
We are open 7 days a week and are happy to offer a collect and drop off service to our local area.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1665 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

RPM Performance car / motorcycle
442 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.8 / 5

We are a garage that like to cater for all car motorcycle repairs at a affordable prices, to keep customers coming back.we are happy to work on any make or model we take pride in our work and also run a racing team we are experts on all clutches
NOW OPEN FOR ALL UR TYRES NEW PART WORN/ BUDGET - TOP BRANDS
recovery service &; valeting / detaling service

Halfords Autocentre Portsmouth (Fratton Rd)
4 Job Completed
Portsmouth
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

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Timing Chain Repair

Average rating for  Timing Chain  bookings

4.61

322 reviews

How much does Timing Chain cost?

The cost of a Timing Chain can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Timing Chain Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£842.96
Vauxhall£485.26
Volkswagen£566.57
MINI£623.01
Mercedes£722.01
Audi£787.01
Citroen£563.75
Nissan£704.75
Peugeot£577.67
Ford£709.84
Toyota£485.44
Renault£706.14
Volvo£643.78

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 02/03/2020 and 31/05/2020.

What is a Timing Chain?

A timing chain is metal chain which works in a similar fashion to a bike chain in its function. The timing chain runs inside a car engine and is responsible for moving connecting the crankshaft to the camshaft to create motion.

The timing chain, like almost every car part, is a vital part which need to be work at optimal capacity in order for a car to be driven properly.



What does a Timing Chain do?

The timing chain is specifically responsible for connecting the crankshaft and camshaft within the engine, which are in turn, responsible for opening and closing the engines valves.



How complex is a Timing Chain repair?

A timing chain needs to be replaced between 40,000 and 100,000 miles and problems are not uncommon, especially for cars with high mileages.

Like every part used to construct a car engine, the timing chain is subject to natural wear and tear which means, eventually, it will need to be replaced.

If your engine oil is low, this will speed up the process of degradation for the part as the build-up of heat and friction will damage the part.

Furthermore, there are a variety of parts which are responsible for keeping the timing chain in the correct position including the chain guider, chain tensioner and chain silencer, which are also liable to suffer from wear and tear.

If these parts are damage, the timing chain will invariably become unsafe as well.



What will happen if my Timing Chain breaks or is damaged?

If the timing chain in your car is damaged or broken, the engine may feel sluggish, be low on power and or completely unable to start. As the timing chain wears down over time it becomes longer as it is stretched. Once this process has taken place, the ignition and valve timing becomes troublesome.

There are also a few signs that other parts surrounding the timing chain are damaged. If you can hear rattling, whirring, whining or buzzing, there is a good chance that the timing chain guide or timing chain tensioner are broken and responsible for the offending noise.



What is involved in a timing chain repair?

The average price in the UK for a timing chain repair is listed at the top of this page though the cost of a repair will depend entirely on the extend of the damage, the age of the car and the model of the car as well.



What can I do to prevent timing chain problems?

Changing your engine oil regularly will give you the best chance of keeping the timing chain in the best health and using premium oil will improve the help even more. In a well maintained engine, a timing chain could last for up to 300,000 miles and above.

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