Timing Chain Garages in Barnstaple

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Barry Hews Automotive Services
Member since 21 October 2021
Barnstaple

Barry Hews Automotive Services

Roundswell Hyundai
Member since 21 October 2021
BARNSTAPLE

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

Clover Cars
Member since 21 October 2021
Barnstaple

"Here at Clover Cars we pride ourselves in offering a professional, first class, personal service and sensible advice for all your motoring needs. Established motor engi

County (Barnstaple)
Member since 21 October 2021
Barnstaple

We are a 3 Generation family business run by local people. Being part of the well established Parkside and County garage group you can be sure of a trustworthy and reliab

AUTOVet
Member since 21 October 2021
barnstaple

I own a mobile mechanic business that operates all over North Devon. We specialise in 1st line repairs and recovery of light vehicles. Please visit autovet.org to find ou

ATS Euromaster Barnstaple
Member since 21 October 2021
Barnstaple

Here at ATS Euromaster in Barnstaple you will find a team of experts offering our customers a range of tyres and vehicle maintenance at competitive prices. We stock w

Roundswell Toyota
Member since 21 October 2021
Barnstaple

<Toyota Centre name> offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensu

Flying spanner mobile mechanic
Member since 21 October 2021
Barnstaple

Everything vehicle related

South West Nissan - Barnstaple
Member since 21 October 2021
Barnstaple

South West Nissan offers a fantastic range of servicing and MOT options in Wellington, Exeter, and Barnstaple, all designed to save you money and get your vehicle back on

Braunton Garage
Member since 21 October 2021
Braunton

"Braunton Garage (BG) is located in the heart of Braunton Village, just a short drive from the holiday resorts of Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe and Ilfracombe, BG was buil

GS Auto Tech Ltd
Member since 21 October 2021
Nr Braunton

"At GS Auto Tech we aim to maintain your vehicle economically and to the highest standards. Regular servicing is the best way to care for your vehicle. We undertake diagn

Green Lanes Garage
Member since 21 October 2021
Barnstaple

"The clean and tidy appearance of Green Lanes Garage may surprise new visitors. But, as proprietor Grant Sturkey explains: With modern equipment there is no need for a

Car Care Centre
Member since 21 October 2021
Barnstaple

The Car Care Centre was founded in Barnstaple in 1985 by two local mechanics who had many years of experience in the trade. They decided to utilise their skills and Car C

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Timing Chain Repair Prices

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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