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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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KMG Autocare
152 Jobs Completed
Wincolmlee
4.6 / 5

KMG Autocare is a family run business in Hull, we provide MOTs, Servicing and Repairs to all makes and models. Our team of fully qualified mechanics are committed to prov

kevs auto services
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raynes park
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repairs to most make and models inc cam belts, clutches servicing diagnostics brakes mot, we take all major debit cards

London Motor Sports Ltd
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London Motor Sports professional garage with great experience in the car industry, based in White-City London W127AH. Our main focus has always been to deliver best qu

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
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Cheshunt
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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

Hookem’s Garage Ltd
92 Jobs Completed
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5.0 / 5

Family run business located in the centre of hull, any make any model we do them all. Ricky has over 13 years of mechanical experience from main dealers to managing and

Hampden Auto Car and Van Repair
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4.3 / 5

Has your car failed its MOT? Don't pay crazy money call Hampden Auto and we can give you competitive prices over the phone that no one can beat. Our exceptionally skilled

CPS Automotive Ltd.
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Byfleet
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We are a family run business with over 15 years of experience in all vehicle makes and models. We have a good reputation and positive feedback throughout all of our custo

Niche Autos LTD
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Wakefield
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OFFICE CONTACT NUMBER IS (WAKEFIELD) 362 072 Established for many years, we are a family run business that believes in great customer service to encourage repeat business

DSD Garage Services LTD
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Experts in vehicle servicing, repairs and diagnostics on all makes and models. PSA Group (Peugeot/Citroen/Vauxhall) specialists. We believe finding the fault correctly fi

Ade Auto Repairs
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Welcome to Ade Auto Repairs. We understand that in society today people depend a lot on their vehicles, and if they breakdown, you want the repair and maintenance of you

Southcoast Automotive Services ltd
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Friendly, Local Family Run Garage We are your friendly, local family run car garages in Hampshire, dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive range of automot

CTS Servicing and Repair Centre LTD
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Radcliffe
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We cover all aspects of work for you vehicle including: MOT's, Servicing, Tyres, Suspensions and Diagnostic’s. We also Buy and Sell cars of any age and condition.

Sierra Garage Limited
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4.8 / 5

Sierra Garage Ltd are an independent workshop based in Essex. We believe in providing our customers with the very best customer experience, as we pride ourselves on our

Barkers Servicing & Repair
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We carry out servicing and repair on most makes and model’s in and around the Southampton area. We have access to the latest diagnostics equipment enabling us to carry

Cazoo - Tonbridge
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Cazoo Provides servicing, MOT testing and repairing for all makes and models. Our wealth of experiencing providing car sales and aftersales care ensures that our customer

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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£919.22
Vauxhall£624.99
MINI£675.34
Volkswagen£639.53
Mercedes£716.94
Nissan£612.28
Audi£909.40
Peugeot£613.44
Ford£666.04
Citroen£659.94
Renault£746.81
Toyota£699.99

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/06/2021 and 28/09/2021.

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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