Timing Chain Garages in Bishop's Stortford

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Ev Tech and MOT LTD
135 Jobs Completed
Harlow
4.8 / 5

We are EV Tech and MOT LTD, specialist in service and maintenance for all makes and models of vehicles. We are a DVSA approved MOT Station. We offer FREE Safety Inspec

KHN Services Ltd
144 Jobs Completed
Harlow
4.7 / 5

We are recognised and approved by the AA, IMI, The Motor Ombudsmen Our friendly team here at KHN Services specialise in transmission and engine work. Our expertise and kn

AUTO MARYO CARS LTD
112 Jobs Completed
Harlow
4.9 / 5

We professionally repair any problem your cars engine has. If something sounds off, then don’t wait, maybe you timing chain or camshaft is out of sync and it can cause se

RSR Porscha
156 Jobs Completed
Bishops Stortford
4.9 / 5

Twenty one plus years in the automotive industry. Worked with UK Main Dealer's: BMW and Porsche. Worked in Canada also for a BMW Main Dealer in Toronto and a Porsche Mai

MGP Motor Vehicle Engineers LTD
11 Jobs Completed
Dunmow
4.0 / 5

Mobile mechanic based near the Stansted airport, we service and repair all makes and models of all ages, over 20 years of experience, fully insured and committed to offer

Pallas Autos
16 Job Completed
Bishop's Stortford
4.0 / 5

We are a professional independent garage based in Bishop's Stortford offering wide range of garage services. Our 2-enthusiastic mechanics have a combined experience of ov

P&A Autos
3 Job Completed
Harlow
4.0 / 5

Looking for a garage in Harlow for car repairs or an MOT? If so, look no further than the quality services on offer at P&A Auto's. With a wealth of experience in the

All Klasse Autos
13 Job Completed
Bishops Stortford
5.0 / 5

All Klasse Autos was established in April 2010 by Alex Brant and Kelly Dawkins, who are fully manufacturer trained technicians with Mercedes Benz and VW Audi however we a

24hr Solutions Ltd
Member since 04 January 2021
Wareside

24hr Solutions Vehicle Repair and Recovery Division is based in Wareside Hertfordshire. We have a 6 bay workshop with facilities for cars, vans, trucks and busses.

AutomobileUk Ltd
Member since 07 October 2020
Harlow

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Groves Autos Ltd
Member since 23 July 2014
Harlow

"WE ARE AN INDEPENDENT FAMILY RUN BUSINESS WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE MOTOR TRADE. WE SPECIALISE IN HIGH QUALITY SERVICING, CARRIED OUT TO MANUFACTURERS SPECIFI

Gates of Bishop's Stortford
Member since 26 March 2015
Bishop's Stortford

Welcome to Gates Ford. We are a Ford main dealer based in Essex and Hertfordshire. As an Approved Ford Authorised Repairer, we’ve been established for over 95-yea

CMC Hyundai Harlow
Member since 13 May 2016
HARLOW

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

Hunsdon Garage
Member since 25 May 2011
Ware

"Hunsdon Garage are located in Hunsdon, Ware and offer a wide range of services to the surrounding area. Our services include; on-site petrol station, MOT testing, servic

C.L. Motors
Member since 25 May 2011
Ware

"C.L. Motors is a family run business which was established in 1982 offering a friendly and reliable service to the Bishops Stortford and surrounding area. We offer MOT p

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Timing Chain Garages in Bishop's Stortford

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How much does Timing Chain cost in Bishop's Stortford?

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 Bishop's Stortford for Timing Chain on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Timing Chain Cost by Car Make in Bishop's Stortford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£1071.56
Vauxhall£738.69
Volkswagen£702.76
Mercedes£1149.99
Peugeot£616.69
MINI£763.09

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/08/2021 and 28/11/2021.

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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