Timing Chain Garages in Dorchester

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Mark Richards motor repairs
25 Jobs Completed
Weymouth
5.0 / 5

I am IMO trained mechanic that worked for Vauxhall and Suzuki for 15 years we are a family run garage we pride our self's on good work at fantastic prices

Maiden Castle Garage
163 Jobs Completed
Dorchester
4.4 / 5

We are an independent, family run business and have been established in the in the industry for 15 years. We pride ourselves in excellent customer service, offering a

Dorset & Southwest Mobile Mechanic
225 Jobs Completed
Dorchester
4.7 / 5

As mechanics we specialised in Diesel engines gearboxes and auto electrics, I specialise in electronic diagnostics (management lights etc). I pride myself to be reasonabl

GP AUTOMOTIVE 2019 LTD
29 Jobs Completed
Weymouth
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Gp Automotive - Weymouths newest auto-centre. At Gp Automotive we are committed to driving down the cost of motoring, with low cost labour, fixed price ser

Lynch Lane Car Care LTD
6 Jobs Completed
Weymouth
4.3 / 5

We are a small family run business employing experienced qualified technicians located in the south west seaside town of Weymouth, Dorset. We cover all your motoring nee

Winterbourne Abbas Tyre & Auto Services Ltd
14 Jobs Completed
Dorchester
5.0 / 5

We are a family garage business newly opened in Winterbourne Abbas, our premises are situated behind the Esso Filling Station on the A35. The services that we can offer a

C J'S Mobile Mechanic
104 Jobs Completed
Weymouth
4.8 / 5

C J'S Mobile Mechanics offer a wide range of services from servicing vehicles to full diagnostic checks. We have a wealth of experience which has been gained over the las

R M Service & Repairs
39 Jobs Completed
Dorchester
5.0 / 5

We are a newly formed independent garage based in Dorchester, Dorset, who offer customers a comprehensive list of mechanical repairs, maintenance work and servicing, with

Wool & Bovington Motors Limited
3 Jobs Completed
Wareham
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Wool and Bovington Motors we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when s

South Coast Auto Solutions
8 Jobs Completed
Weymouth
5.0 / 5

South Coast Auto Solutions are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages oper

Dorchester Ford
Member since 10 April 2015
Dorchester

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Dorchester Ford we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing y

Casterbridge Motor Group Ltd
Member since 13 December 2018
Dorchester

Family run Mercedes-Benz Specialist in Dorset's county town. We are also RAC Approved offering to undertake warranty work. Offering a wide range of Automotive options at

SE Tyres Dorchester
Member since 03 August 2011
Dorchester

"We have 17 fast-fit auto centres located across the South East. SE Tyres Dorchester offers a range of services and tyres from all the major manufacturers including Good

Helston - Westerley Dorchester
Member since 28 February 2017
Dorchester

Helston Garages was founded in 1960 by Mr & Mrs Carr Snr, as a filling station and repairs workshop located in the small Cornish town of the same name. In the beginni

ATS Euromaster Dorchester
Member since 12 August 2017
Dorchester

Here at ATS Euromaster in Dorchester you will find a team of experts offering our customers a range of tyres and vehicle maintenance at competitive prices. We stock w

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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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