Timing Chain Garages in Clacton on Sea

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VR Car Services
471 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.9 / 5

VR Car Services are a newly established business, owned and ran by good friends Rick and Vladis. We have been working side by side for the last 5 years, and we have over

J&T M Autos
99 Jobs Completed
St. Oysth
4.9 / 5

J&T M Autos are your local independent garage based in St. Oysth, Essex. We are a small business of two that pride ourselves on customer service and our high quality

Transylvania Repairs
7 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.8 / 5

Transylvania Repairs are a small, professional and enthusiastic team. Delivering high quality work with top notch communication. We aim to provide an honest and fair ser

On The Road
3 Jobs Completed
wix
5.0 / 5

"Mark Woodard, a mobile mechanic with over ten years experience of repairing and servicing cars and vans. Offering a fully mobile service, he can repair or service your c

Vehicle Repair Solutions Ltd
1 Job Completed
Colchester
5.0 / 5

"Vehicle Repair Solutions, your car, your choice, your complete automotive solution. As the name suggests we are not just a bodyshop or mechanical service company we are

MDS Cars Thorrington Ltd
Member since 10 July 2020
Colchester

We pride ourselves on being a friendly, honest and realistically priced garage that can provide all aspects of work in the trade. FREE COURTESY CARS We have a fleet o

Essex Supras
Member since 11 July 2019
Colchester

We specialise in the repair, servicing and restoration of retro Japanese cars, particularly Toyota Supras. Whatever the job, be it mechanical or body related, we can help

Brightlingsea Auto Centre LTD
Member since 05 December 2014
Brightlingsea

Based in Brightlingsea we are a competitive independent garage.

Trustworthy mobile mechanic
Member since 08 November 2016
Drive

Hi, I am a mobile mechanic and have been in the trade for over 14 yrs, I have mechanical skills as well as diagnostic skills. I work on all makes and models of cars

VR Car
Member since 15 August 2017
Colchester

Recovery/transportation Car servicing and repairs.

VDubs Spares
Member since 27 March 2015
Clacton on Sea

VDUBS IS AN INDEPENDENT SUPPLIER AND REPAIRER OF VW AND AUDI.

Haddocks-Frinton
Member since 22 April 2016
KIRBY CROSS

Established in 2013 as part of Vernon Haddock Cars, Haddocks Hyundai Frinton now form part of the Endeavour Automotive Group. Primarily a Hyundai authorised repairer

A1 mobile auto diagnostics and repairs
Member since 24 October 2018
Clanton-onSea

... auto diagnostics and general repairs and servicing at your home or work place competitive prices and also breakdown service available

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Timing Chain Garages in Clacton on Sea

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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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