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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 (11,772 found)
CPS Automotive Ltd.
168 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 custo

KAM Servicing - Derby
945 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.3 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities

Barkers Servicing & Repair
38 Jobs Completed
Southampton
4.9 / 5

We carry out servicing and repair on most makes and model’s in and around the Southampton area.<br /><br />We have access to the latest diagnostics equipment enabling us to carry

Marvelous Cars
60 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.7 / 5

Here at Marvelous Cars, we strive to provide the best vehicle repair and services to our customers. We are a mobile mechanic that provides on-the-go services wherever and

Millys Garage LTD
2 Job Completed
Sandbach
5.0 / 5

We are a small family run business with over 10 years in the motor trade industry. We aim to provide a friendly and competitive service to our customers, while remaining

MZM Automotive
205 Jobs Completed
Newton Abbot
5.0 / 5

We are a family run local business providing a professional and personal service, with over 20 years experience.<br /><br />We offer a complete range of automotive services to al

Hire A Guy Limited
55 Jobs Completed
Stourbridge
3.8 / 5

We aim, to offer the highest standards, <br />ensuring that we take the time to reassure <br />our customers, through out the process <br />from assisting with bookings to the appoin

Brook Street Motors Bury
559 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide e

Couldridge Automotive
3 Jobs Completed
Rochford
5.0 / 5

MTECH Auto Services
455 Jobs Completed
Caterham
4.9 / 5

Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a fully accredited ATA technician who has been working in this industry for almost 20 years. I operate as a mobile mechanic covering Surrey

Hunters Garage
10 Jobs Completed
Halifax
5.0 / 5

We specialise in VW and Fords <br /><br />Established 40 years ago family run business <br /><br />We do general work <br /><br />•servicing <br />•MOT’s<br />•clutches <br />• cambelts <br />• Tyres<br /><br />Pick up

Duffys Motors
981 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
5.0 / 5

Gearbox specialist for 3 years before moving onto work at a number of different dealerships including Kia, Skoda, Audi, Fiat and Alfa. In 2013 I decided to fly solo and s

DS AUTO
971 Jobs Completed
Stretford
4.4 / 5

...DS AUTO, is a family run business, based in Stretford and we cover all Manchester and the surrounding areas for Recovery, Breakdown and Garage service.<br /><br />We work alon

Mobile Tekniks
33 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

Auto Car Doctor
195 Jobs Completed
Bolton
4.9 / 5

Auto Car Doctor is based in Bolton, we tailor our services to suit your requirements - speaking to multiple suppliers in order to find the cheapest quality parts for thos

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Timing Chain Repair

Average rating for  Timing Chain  bookings

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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£913.57
Vauxhall£552.64
Volkswagen£589.93
MINI£674.16
Mercedes£747.60
Peugeot£581.47
Audi£817.43
Nissan£756.79
Toyota£600.83
Ford£716.29
Citroen£635.90
Renault£819.77

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 19/01/2021 and 19/04/2021.

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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