Timing Chain Garages in Dunstable

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Luton Automotive 1
1933 Jobs Completed
Luton
4.6 / 5

Hi PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO MINIMISING RISK DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING OUR CUSTOMERS A FREE COLLECTION AND DELIVERY SERVICE WITHIN 5 MILES EXTRA CHARGES

Dragos Auto Ltd
247 Jobs Completed
Dunstable
4.9 / 5

I am a mobile and garage based mechanic covering Luton and the surrounding areas. Fully qualified and with over 20 years’ experience, I am very good at what I do and no

A & K Motors
62 Jobs Completed
Luton
3.7 / 5

we are based in Luton with qualified mechanics and a friendly management who is able to do all mechanical works, MOT ,body works , Welding, tyre, brakes, service etc. po

Parkway Garage LTD
242 Jobs Completed
Luton
3.5 / 5

Garage Services and MOT's at Very Competitive Prices MOT's, Servicing, Repairs, Cambelt's, Clutches, Tyres, Diagnostics and much much more. Luton's MOT, service and r

FPMA CAR SERVICING LTD
5 Jobs Completed
Luton
5.0 / 5

TTINTS AUTOCENTRE
85 Jobs Completed
Luton
4.6 / 5

We offer a wide range of vehicular products and services. , Give us a call or pay us a visit. Our friendly staff are always ready and happy to answer your questions. All

Bismillah Garage Services Ltd
112 Jobs Completed
Luton
4.2 / 5

Bismillah Garage Services is a family business, well established and respected MOT & car service garage in Luton also supplying replacement automotive parts such as e

George W Roberts and Son
56 Jobs Completed
Leighton Buzzard
5.0 / 5

Family run independent garage business established 1967 specialising in all all makes and models. Tell us your problem, and our committed team of technicians will work to

A5 Autobody
133 Jobs Completed
Dunstable
4.8 / 5

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Georgina Service Station
20 Jobs Completed
Dunstable
4.2 / 5

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Auto Go Services
31 Jobs Completed
Luton
4.1 / 5

I started out working at 14 years old in an MOT garage helping out and progressed doing various repairs as well as MOT's, I worked there for around 4 years and then moved

Car Warehouse
33 Jobs Completed
LUTON
3.0 / 5

Established in 2010, we provide one of the best services for MOT tests at our Garage in Luton. By using highly experienced staff and equipment you can be assured your car

GLF Motor Services
15 Jobs Completed
Luton
4.8 / 5

GLF Motor Services is a VW, AUDI, SKODA & SEAT specialist based in LUTON, Bedfordshire, also catering for most other marques such as FORD, VAUXHALL, etc. Solely owne

KaSpeed
4 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Car servicing and repairs, Pre MOT preparation, MOT

NG Autowerks
4 Jobs Completed
Leighton Buzzard
5.0 / 5

We are a small established performance specialist garage operating from Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. We carry out most aspects of repair and maintenance of motor vehicles.

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Timing Chain Garages in Dunstable

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How much does Timing Chain cost in Dunstable?

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


Timing Chain Cost by Car Make in Dunstable
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£1247.32
Vauxhall£599.15
MINI£832.61
Mercedes£738.31
Citroen£860.72

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 07/04/2022 and 06/07/2022.

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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