Timing Chain Garages in Letchworth

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J Wilks Mechanical
76 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
5.0 / 5

Whether your vehicle needs a quick mobile repair or a visit to a fully equipped workshop, I can help. Qualifying as a Master Technician with Ford during my career enables

Hesketh Commercials ltd
197 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
4.4 / 5

Hesketh Commercials covers all makes and models but prides themselves as a larger vehicles and hgv specialists, their head mechanic worked in garages as a specialist for

Dom`s Garage
302 Jobs Completed
Letchworth
5.0 / 5

Dom`s garage are a small family run independent garage, who take great pride in offering our customers a friendly, honest and high quality service that meets their needs

AZ Autos
33 Jobs Completed
Hitchin
4.8 / 5

AZ Autos of Hitchin are dedicated to maintaining your vehicle to the highest standard possible. The servicing schedules for modern cars can vary greatly, between 10,00

Pitstop Letchworth LTD
92 Jobs Completed
Letchworth
5.0 / 5

Pitstop Letchworth LTD

A1 Autos Herts Ltd.
65 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
4.3 / 5

We are a family-run business with decades of experience between us. Our goal is to provide every customer with a fantastic, stress-free experience when it comes to their

Hi Point Autos
68 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
4.8 / 5

Hi-Point Autos has built a reputation for prompt, efficient, reliable service combined with the skill and knowledge required to make any business a success, and with over

B V Bowles
2 Job Completed
Shillington
5.0 / 5

B V Bowles have been providing professional car repairs in Hitchin since 1974 and our services extend across the entire Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire areas. The fantasti

Leelac Ltd
194 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
4.8 / 5

Saab, Vauxhall and Volvo, service and repairs, diagnostics, A/C repairs, engine repairs, map tuning

Gates of Stevenage
8 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
3.0 / 5

Welcome to Gates Ford. We are a Ford main dealer based in Essex and Hertfordshire. As an Approved Ford Authorised Repairer, we’ve been established for over 95-yea

John R Ford and Sons Shefford
2 Job Completed
Shefford
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at John R Ford and Sons (Shefford) Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivalled expe

Auto-Motive Mobile Vehicle Services
1 Job Completed
stevenage
5.0 / 5

"Car trouble getting youdown?With over 10 years of experience in themotor industry, City & Guilds Level 3 Maintainance& Repair of motor vehicles qualificationsand having

Carserv UK
2 Jobs Completed
Hitchin
5.0 / 5

"Carserv UK are based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and cater for a whole range of vehicle electrics, repairs and services. We are determined to stand out from the crowd and

ASG Group
Member since 19 June 2012
Biggleswade

"We're a large Bosch Service garage but with the friendly approach you would expect to find in a small local garage.We appreciate not everyone knows about cars, so coming

Ken Brown (Stevenage)
Member since 17 November 2015
Stevenage

Let our Kia Service department take the inconvenience and worry out of having your car serviced or repaired. You can be sure of the very highest standards of service and

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Timing Chain Garages in Letchworth

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How much does Timing Chain cost in Letchworth?

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


Timing Chain Cost by Car Make in Letchworth
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£919.12
Mercedes£774.87
Volkswagen£670.43
Vauxhall£616.69
Ford£892.74

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/09/2021 and 30/11/2021.

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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