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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 (11,571 found)
Mobile Tekniks
128 Jobs Completed
Maidenhead
5.0 / 5

We come to you so you don’t have to move. <br /><br />Services we provide : <br /><br />MOT and Service<br /> <br />Tyres, Wheels and Tracking<br /> <br />Diagnostics<br /> <br />Clutch and Gearbox Repair

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
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Barnet
4.9 / 5

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Awan Auto Tec
843 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 5

Awan Auto Tec are an independently run garage based in Awdwick, Manchester, which has been established since 2016. We have a team of three very experienced, fully qualif

Zafar Automotive Repairs
127 Jobs Completed
Sydenham
4.8 / 5

We are a Mobile Automotive Repairs Service. We have been in the industry respectfully for the last few years with a fully established network within London, West Midlands

Wilsons Auto Service Centre
59 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

Why choose Wilson's? <br /><br />One stop car care shop <br /><br />Competitive prices <br /><br />Quality parts only <br /><br />Dealership service without the dealership prices <br /><br />Professional

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1859 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 speciali

AUTO SOLUTIONS TIPTON LTD
43 Jobs Completed
TIPTON
5.0 / 5

We are a well established and highly rated local motor company based in Tipton.<br /><br />We have years of expertise, experience and knowledge within the Motor Trade.<br /><br />We aim

Barrack Road Autocentre
75 Jobs Completed
Christchurch
4.8 / 5

We are local independent garage with an experienced team of qualified mechanics, automotive technicians and tyre fitters aiming to service and repair your vehicle quickly

Eden Presige Autocare Ltd
6 Job Completed
Kent
5.0 / 5

Eden Prestige auto care is a local family run business, we have over 50 years experience in the motor trade industry.<br />The last few years we have only been open to the tr

M&M AUTOTECH LTD
834 Jobs Completed
Grovehill Road, Beverley
4.9 / 5

Mike first opened the business in 2010 from previously working at Vauxhall Main Dealers. Mike started with the aim of getting back to the basics of motor repairs and to g

Glenrands
6 Jobs Completed
Liphook
5.0 / 5

Glenrands is a specialist business dedicated to maintaining and repairing all Land Rover and Range Rover products. We use current dealer level diagnostic equipment and al

MMM Auto UK
59 Jobs Completed
Mitcham
5.0 / 5

We are an independent Vehicle service station situated in Liongate Enterprise Park on Morden Road. Specialist is German and Japanese cars. Along with MOT testing station

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Leicester
1545 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.4 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we a

St Christophers Car Sales
103 Jobs Completed
BOURNEMOUTH
3.7 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are in our 36th year of trading. We are proud to be members of Autofirst Network, and approved by the AA and the RAC –

Westbourne Motors - Bristol
519 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.5 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA &amp; RAC. <br /><br />For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service

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Timing Chain Repair

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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£922.62
Vauxhall£586.89
Volkswagen£566.79
MINI£690.07
Mercedes£757.90
Audi£832.22
Nissan£684.18
Peugeot£598.64
Ford£763.24
Citroen£646.39
Toyota£585.31
Renault£809.41
Volvo£524.22

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 22/03/2021 and 20/06/2021.

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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