Timing Chain Garages in Cumbernauld

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Broadwood Cars Ltd
119 Jobs Completed
Cumbernauld
4.5 / 5

We are a family run business with over 25 years experience covering all aspects of the motor trade, We Offer a wide range of services from MOT'S too complicated clutch re

Arnold Clark (Cumbernauld)
Member since 17 November 2015
Cumbernauld

Arnold Clark is a family run business, it has gone from strength to strength over the past 50 years and has established itself as Europe's largest independent Motor Deale

MK Automotive
Member since 13 June 2016
Airdrie

A truck mechanic at present but have vast knowledge and understanding of all types of vehicle/engine. From lawnmowers to motorbikes and scania to chainsaws. I've worked

Lanarkshire recovery services
Member since 29 May 2017
Airdrie

We are vehicle recovery and roadside repair specialists.

Commercial mechanical services
Member since 17 August 2019
Denny

We run a 24 hour garage service we undertake all aspects of work from a simple bulb to an engine rebuild we also off 24 hour road side assistance and also have mobile tec

CONDORRAT MOT STATION
Member since 09 June 2017
CONDORRAT

MOT Station

KCS ENGINEERING
Member since 03 October 2017
Glasgow

Business is self run specialise in cars,hgv + bus. Cheap but a professional job every time.

Timing Chain Garages in Cumbernauld

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How much does Timing Chain cost in Cumbernauld?

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 Cumbernauld for Timing Chain on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Timing Chain Cost by Car Make in Cumbernauld
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£869.68
Mercedes£632.38
Vauxhall£530.32

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 08/04/2022 and 07/07/2022.

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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