Timing Chain Garages in Colchester

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QuickLane - Colchester
159 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.9 / 5

- Extraordinary service for routine maintenance - We recognise the importance of placing your car in safe hands, and we aim to provide peace of mind to every customer th

Wyatt's Automotive (Mobile Mechanic)
690 Jobs Completed
Essex
4.9 / 5

Here at Wyatt's Automotive we are a team of fully qualified, Main dealer trained technicians who specialise in Audi, VW, SEAT and Skoda vehicles. That said, We have such

VR Car Services
498 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

Easthill Garage
107 Jobs Completed
Colchester
5.0 / 5

East Hill Garage is a family run business and that means, no commissions and no up-sell. "If you don't need it it we wont fit it". Our motto is "Your trust fuels our

BCMT Autocentre
85 Jobs Completed
Wormingford
4.6 / 5

At BCMT Autocentre we offer MoT Testing (class 4 & 7), vehicle diagnostics, mechanical repairs and servicing, covering all makes and models. We offer a complete range

Great Horkesley Garage
177 Jobs Completed
Great Horkesley
4.9 / 5

First established in 1994, we have decades worth of experience to tackle anything you challenge us with! We are a very successful, family run business that provides MOT,

GSM Motor Mechanics
154 Jobs Completed
COLCHESTER
4.9 / 5

Here at GSM Motor Mechanics we are a proud small family run business with 100% 5 star reviews on our business page. We do our upmost to keep all of our customers 100% sat

Colchester MOT Centre
45 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.9 / 5

We are Colchester based garage. We do MOT, Tyres, Servicing, Brakes, Exhausts, Diagnostics and general repairs. We are able to service any make and model of vehicles. We

BKT Motors
64 Jobs Completed
Colchester
5.0 / 5

Established in 1989, our team of skilled mechanics have over 25 years experience in the mechanical industry and have been committed to delivering high-quality repairs and

Mobile Auto Solutions
56 Jobs Completed
Colchester
5.0 / 5

Mobile mechanic and MOT tester. 30 years experience in all makes and repairs, conversant with modern control systems and emission control. Car, light commercial and motor

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

Rallysport automotive
60 Jobs Completed
colchester
5.0 / 5

Rallysport engineering automotive is a car service and repair centre based in Colchester Essex. we are equipped with the latest in high tech equipment including full 4 w

Cowdray Car Centre
7 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.3 / 5

We are a family run business that is dedicated to meeting the very highest standards of workmanship. We specialise in servicing, repair and maintenance of high end vehicl

All Trans Autos Ltd
6 Jobs Completed
Colchester
5.0 / 5

All Trans Autos was started in August 1980 by Jill and Richard. We employed our first member of staff, Tony, in 1984 and we are proud that he is still in our employment.

Simply Serviced
9 Jobs Completed
Stanway, Colchester
5.0 / 5

Premium Indépendant open 7 days a week on a busy retail park in Colchester. Fully trained technicians. Available to offer servicing, mot, tyres, repairs and diagnostic. A

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Timing Chain Garages in Colchester

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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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