Timing Chain Garages in Kettering

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Carrington Cars
148 Jobs Completed
Kettering
4.9 / 5

Here at Carrington Cars we are a friendly, reliable old school garage who offer customers a wide range of car services from used car sales through to mechanical repairs,

Bee Cool ACS
29 Jobs Completed
Kettering,
4.1 / 5

We are family-run Car A/C Specialists, and Performance Car Specialists, with over 15 years’ experience providing a good old fashioned service and a professional approach

Spotless Motors Ltd
20 Jobs Completed
Corby
5.0 / 5

Our world-class facility offers state-of-the art equipment, affording our customers the finest technicians, tools, and technology available in the collision repair indust

Kettering Clutch Centre
40 Jobs Completed
Kettering
4.6 / 5

Servicing, repairs, welding, exhausts, clutch repairs

Kettering Automobiles
7 Job Completed
Kettering
5.0 / 5

We are your local independent garage operated by local people responsive to your needs. We have been operating in Kettering for 29 years and specialise in servicing and r

Kings Car Repairs
2 Jobs Completed
Kettering
5.0 / 5

Kings Car Repairs is a fully mobile car and van repair service, your very own personal car mechanic. We cover Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Rothwell, Desborough and

Headlands
2 Job Completed
Kettering
5.0 / 5

"HEADLANDS GARAGE is a family business and we've been around for more than 10 years but have only recently expanded from servicing fleet cars (including Ketterings Leadin

Allen Ford, Kettering
Member since 13 April 2015
Kettering

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

Hi Tech Automotive Services
Member since 25 January 2012
Kettering

"Hi Tech Automotive Services are a local independent garage offering a wide range of garage services in Kettering and the surrounding area. Our garage can provide MOTs, e

Hi Tech Auto Services
Member since 05 December 2014
KETTERING

"Bosch Car Service. Diesel and petrol diagnostic and repair. general servicing. We have been trading on this site with same staff for 26 years. MOT test station. Use O

California Car & Commercials Ltd
Member since 17 November 2014
Kettering

We are a established MOT and service centre run by two brothers with a combined experience of 15 years in the motor trade. Our new site on Garrard Way, Kettering consist

Euro Repar Kettering
Member since 23 July 2021
Kettering

We pride ourselves in professionalism, and are proud of our story! We are fully trained, licenced, and insured to work on all aspects of vehicle systems, including Ele

Forest Gate Kettering
Member since 28 February 2018
Kettering

We are a Vauxhall Franchised Dealer and have been operating for 30 years. We are family run and Customer Service is at the very heart of everything we do. EVERY SERVIC

Fix Auto Kettering (A.E. Smith Bodycraft Ltd.)
Member since 09 September 2011
Kettering

Many insurance companies will try to direct your claim toward their own 'recommended repairer' regardless of their expertise. At A.E. Smith Bodycraft we have in-house fac

Dave's Vehicle Repairs
Member since 26 January 2019
Barton seagrave

Small family ran business with with a large attension to detail 10 years intrade experiance inclueding manufacture repair center. Low rates High quality

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Timing Chain Garages in Kettering

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How much does Timing Chain cost in Kettering?

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


Timing Chain Cost by Car Make in Kettering
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£1066.86
MINI£878.26
Vauxhall£916.73

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 03/09/2021 and 02/12/2021.

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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