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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 (11,419 found)
Piston&Rotor The Garage
1665 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 15 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

RAD Auto Services Ltd
178 Jobs Completed
Waterlooville
4.9 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute. In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind.
We cover Waterlooville and surrounding areas and offer a free collection and delivery service.

Outwood Motors Ltd
41 Jobs Completed
Radcliffe
5.0 / 5

We are a newly set up garage in the centre of Radcliffe. After working as a qualified mechanic for the past 10 years, I have decided to go self-employed to offer my customers more flexibility and open up my own garage. We specialise mostly in head gaskets, clutches and timing belts/chains but will carry out pretty much all servicing and repair work as required. I think customers should choose Outwood Motors as we are always striving for perfection, making sure that our customers vehicles are treated as if they were our own and all work is completed to a high standard. My main aim is to ensure every customer
leaves the garage happy, as customer service is my highest priority.

We offer collection and delivery within 20 miles to customers, however, a fee shall apply to vehicles collection further than 8 miles away from the garage.

Vasstechnik
21 Jobs Completed
Westham,Pevensey
5.0 / 5

"We are an independent Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Seat specialist with factory trained technicians and equipment to match the dealers. We offer a wide range of vehicle services as well as a free collection and delivery service or courtesy car if required. MOT tests and bodywork repairs can also be arranged."

CPS Automotive Ltd.
44 Jobs Completed
Byfleet
5.0 / 5

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 customers. Delivery and collection services are also available locally.

Our services range from MOT’s, MOT repairs, servicing on all manufacturers, clutches, timing belts/chains, engine replacement, latest diagnostics testing and equipment, air conditioning fault finding, re-gas, exhaust welding, body panel welding, laser wheel alignment, DPF regeneration and cleaning.

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1487 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.

Sparrowhawk Motors IV LTD
178 Jobs Completed
Chelsea
4.5 / 5

From a convenient location in West London Sparrowhawk motors Garage has been offering a full range of garage services for over 20 years to customers from all over London.
Whatever work your car needs, the team of qualified mechanics will carry out great work for a reasonable cost. In addition, we can assure your expectations will be exceeded whatever your requirements may be.
If you are looking for car repairs or service in the London area, then Sparrowhawk motors can meet your needs at a competitive price. The convenient location makes it ideal for the Londoners to find us.

CSR autos
86 Jobs Completed
Leek
4.7 / 5

Hi, I’m Colin, I have been a mechanic since leaving college over 12 years ago. I opened up my own business, along with my wife Sami, 5 years ago. CSR-Autos is a mobile company, we carry out all types of repairs to all makes and models at a time and place that best suits the customer. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and also our friendliness and time keeping skills.
We are based in Staffordshire but we cover a 40 mile radius. No job too big or too small.

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs
273 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.7 / 5

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs is a local independent garage based in Paisley that has over 20 years experience in providing repairs, servicing and maintenance on all makes and models of cars, vans and trucks. Our talented and skilled technicians have a wealth of knowledge and understand how important it is you receive an honest and efficient service.

We are recognised for our diagnostic services and have all of the latest equipment and technology to correctly pinpoint any faults. This can ultimately save you a great deal of money. Once we have carried out a diagnostic assessment, we shall discuss any further work with you and talk through your options.

All our parts are of high quality and are sourced from a highly regarded supplier and come with a standard manufaturer warranty. We want all of our customers to receive a terrific experience, our friendly team will always go the extra mile for you. A collection and delivery service is available for those that are within a 10mile radius.

Am Repairs
465 Jobs Completed
Welling
4.8 / 5

Services,mot's and repairs to all makes and models.
Free collection and delivery service from home or work around our local area in DA, SE and BR postcodes only and within a 5 mile radius.
We could still collect from further afield but would charge a £25 fee for doing so
We have large and loyal customer base due to our great customer service and strive to keep our customers as happy as can be.

Mobile-mechanic
927 Jobs Completed
Alfreton
4.9 / 5

Mobile mechanics and diagnostic mobile service full car service auto electrical

Ewood Motor Services
292 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
4.9 / 5

Ewood Motor services is conveniently based in Blackburn near Ewood Park. Our garage is home to the latest equipment and facilities enabling us to carry our repairs and services to a high standard. Providing a free collection/delivery for local customers within 5 miles is just one of the many great services we offer.

We cover a range of mechanical services from brakes and exhausts to steering and suspension. Our mechanics have gained a variety of skills over the years and aim to make sure your car care needs is a swift, smooth running experience.

Our diagnostic equipment helps us pinpoint problems which means we can successfully carry out any work needed so you can be back on the road in no time. Our comfortable waiting room is there if you wish to wait while we work on your car, or we have some very handy local transport links if you wish to go about your day to day activities,

We also have a fully kitted out body shop on site for all body work repairs

RTJ Autos Ltd
552 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.9 / 5

RTJ Autos Ltd is a Vat registered independent local garage. We provide servicing, repair & diagnostics for all makes and models, specialising in Saab and Vauxhall. We have dealer level diagnostic equipment for all makes and models of vehicles. Our 3 technicians are fully qualified, and will happily discuss any questions or queries you may have with you before undertaking any work, ensuring you are aware of the work required and keeping you informed as we progress.

We also have a comfortable waiting area which has satellite TV and a bean to cup coffee machine for your use. We also provide a free vehicle collection and delivery service within 5 miles of the garage. All work comes with 12 months / 12,000 miles warranty on both parts and labour for your peace of mind.

We are relatively new to this website, however, please do have a look at the feedback on our Facebook page as you can see many positive reviews left from our existing customers which proves we always go that extra mile above and beyond to ensure our customers are happy with our service.

PLEASE NOTE: We accept cash, card payments or bank transfers by way of payment.

Dragos Auto Ltd
62 Jobs Completed
Dunstable
5.0 / 5

I am a mobile and garage based mechanic covering Luton and the surrounding areas. Fully qualified and with over 20 years’ experience, I am very good at what I do and no job is too big or too small. Being mobile means that I can come to your house on a day and time convenient to you, but I also have a garage work space available for the larger jobs. All my work comes guaranteed for you peace of mind and all part supplied are of good quality which come with warranties.

For The Road
532 Jobs Completed
Ashford
4.9 / 5

For The Road - Automatic Gearbox and Engine Re-Build Specialists
FOR THE ROAD is a well established independent garage, specialising in Engine Reconditioning, that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 4 years, between London and Ashford. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work.

Our staff has years of experience in engine building and motorsport applications. All mechanical and electrical work can be conducted at affordable rates. The Head Mechanic has extensive years in the motortrade industry and is qualified Motorsport Engineer.

All variety of cars. All diagnostic fault finding on diesel and petrol cars up to date. All sort of work can be carried out from simple servicing to a full engine and gearbox rebuilds. We offer warrantees on all work, starting from 6 months depending on the work undertaken.

ABS faults, Power Steering, Exhaust, Head Gaskets, Turbos, etc.

We are proud to be members of Brembo Expert Network, INA Cambelt Specialist Network and LuK Transmission Specialist Network.

We have been specialising in DSG and Powershift reconditioning and also specialise in: BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Land Rover Engine and Gearbox reconditioning.



All variety of cars. All diagnostic fault finding on diesel and petrol cars up to 2019. All sort of work can be carried out from simple servicing to a full engine and gearbox rebuilds starting from 6 month warranty, ABS faults, Power steering, Exhaust, head gaskets, turbos, etc.


Please feel free to give us a call for free advice with no obligation.

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Timing Chain Repair

Average rating for  Timing Chain  bookings

4.61

304 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£840.20
Vauxhall£486.83
Volkswagen£578.38
MINI£642.02
Mercedes£709.31
Audi£775.81
Peugeot£555.29
Nissan£654.88
Ford£684.09
Citroen£557.62
Renault£656.93
Toyota£570.79
Volvo£589.88

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/12/2019 and 29/03/2020.

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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