Timing Chain Garages in Basildon

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Hockley Motor Services
26 Jobs Completed
Hockley
5.0 / 5

Having repairs done to your car can be stressful and expensive. Here at Hockley Motor Services we keep our promises to fix your car within the quoted timescale as cheaply

TMAKE AUTO SERVICES
20 Jobs Completed
Chadwell St. Mary
4.5 / 5

For quality Auto care, repairs, maintenance and MOT, contact T Make Auto Service. We are a Government Licensed and approved Auto Garage with a dedicated and responsive t

Sierra Garage Limited
215 Jobs Completed
Grays
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

MKL Motors
29 Job Completed
Grays
5.0 / 5

Welcome to MKL Motors, who are a UK based provider and supplier of quality automotive parts for a wide range of vehicles. Here at MKL Motors we pride ourselves on offe

DMA Performance limited
3 Job Completed
Burnt Mills Ind Est
5.0 / 5

DMA performance are a highly reputable company who strive to provide customers with an honest and professional service at competitive prices. Here at DMA performance we

SDK Auto Care
19 Jobs Completed
Grays
5.0 / 5

We are specialised in vehicle repair and servicing, based in Grays, Essex. Our aim is to give your car more life and delivery quality and transparent experience. Why c

AJ Servicing & Repairs.
92 Jobs Completed
Hornchurch
3.9 / 5

AJ Servicing and Repair centre (formerly Moorings Garage) was taken over in 2013 by a group of main dealer management and technical personnel. The team have over 100 year

R. T. Rate Limited
360 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.5 / 5

Welcome to Rates Ford. We are a Ford main dealer based in Grays, Essex. As an Approved Ford Authorised Repairer, we are proud to be winners of the Ford Chairman's A

R2 Automotive
45 Jobs Completed
Tilbury
4.8 / 5

R2 Automotive is a family run business founded by two brothers, Russell and Richard. An all in one professional garage for all your vehicle's mechanical needs! We are

1st Start Garage
44 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.6 / 5

1st Start Garage is a small family run business which has been trading for many years, approved by the Government appointed Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA, for

Car-Nect Auto Group Ltd
12 Job Completed
Rayleigh
5.0 / 5

Car-Nect is proud to be part of the Bosch Car Service Network. We provide a friendly first class service at better prices with a national guarantee from Bosch. Whatever t

Service24hr
4 Jobs Completed
Basildon
5.0 / 5

Here at Service24hr We offer a main dealer service without the high costs, all highly skilled and experienced mechanics. Offering a mobile service and workshop repairs,

Miles Motor Mechanics
73 Jobs Completed
Little burstead
4.4 / 5

began my mechanic career through Addison Lee the London taxi service and this was through Ford which was a scheme where both were involved. I served my time repairing the

L V Repairs
78 Jobs Completed
Basildon
3.1 / 5

Welcome to L V Repairs. LVR are a local independent car repair business and has been servicing the community for over 10 years. We specialise in all makes and models s

Vehicle repair services
149 Jobs Completed
Tilbury
5.0 / 5

At Vehicle Repair Services we can guarantee you excellent customer service at all times. It is not for nothing that we enjoy high customer retention rates. We are trusted

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Timing Chain Garages in Basildon

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How much does Timing Chain cost in Basildon?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Timing Chain is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Basildon for Timing Chain on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Timing Chain Cost by Car Make in Basildon
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£848.15
MINI£641.77
Mercedes£730.95
Vauxhall£485.41
Volkswagen£643.47
Ford£631.08
Renault£958.36
Citroen£629.64

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/08/2021 and 27/11/2021.

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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