Timing Chain Garages in Northampton

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IN'n'OUT Autocentres Northampton - Brackmills
728 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.3 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we a

Mr Tyre Ltd - Kettering
31 Jobs Completed
Kettering
4.0 / 5

Whether you’re in need of tyres, MOTs or car servicing, throughout Central England you can rely on Mr Tyre to meet all your needs. Since 1971, we’ve been the premier car

Mr Tyre Ltd - Northampton
499 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.5 / 5

Whether you’re in need of tyres, MOTs or car servicing, throughout Central England you can rely on Mr Tyre to meet all your needs. Since 1971, we’ve been the premier car

Munden Car Sales Ltd
97 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.6 / 5

Here at Munden Car Sales we believe in delivering the best service at a fraction of the cost. Not only do we buy and sell used vehicles, we are also a newly fully kitted

York Ward And Rowlatt - Vauxhall
78 Jobs Completed
Wellingborough
5.0 / 5

Look after your vehicle and it will look after you. Here at York Ward & Rowlatt, we make it easy to take care of your Vauxhall. Our master technicians are on hand to

A1 Autocare Ltd
62 Jobs Completed
Cogenhoe
4.0 / 5

In Town Automotive
550 Jobs Completed
Rothersthorpe Rd Ind Est
4.1 / 5

In Town Automotive is one of the largest independently owned vehicle servicing and repairs garage in Northampton. Not only are we RAC approved and a Foxy lady approve

PSC Mobile Vehicle Repairs
213 Jobs Completed
Northampton
5.0 / 5

Hi, my name is Paul and I own PSC Mobile Vehicle Repairs. I started out in the motor trade 34 years ago, completing my apprenticeship with Ford before going on to carry o

Brackmills MOT Centre LTD.
92 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.7 / 5

Welcome to Brackmills MOT Centre Northampton, we provide a state of the art Mot testing service that is quick, efficient and very accurate giving you peace of mind that o

AMS Autocare
168 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.6 / 5

AMS Autocare have one of the most trusted auto repairs and servicing teams in the Northampton area. We offer a large selection of services including car bodywork repairs,

GS Auto Repairs Mobile Mechanic
117 Jobs Completed
Wellingborough
4.9 / 5

Welcome to GS Auto Repairs. I am a mobile mechanic based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire who specialises in aircon and brake work. This company has been established

HiQ Easy Tyre and Autocentres Wellingborough
59 Jobs Completed
Wellingborough
4.6 / 5

"We stock a huge range of car, 4x4 and specialist tyres from leading brands such as Goodyear, Dunlop and Sava, along with many more leading manufacturers, and hundreds of

Northampton Vehicle Body Repairs Ltd
39 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.9 / 5

Northampton Vehicle Body Repairs are a local independent garage based in Northampton who specialise in all aspects of body work and window tinting working on all makes an

Combined Fleet Maintenance Ltd
44 Jobs Completed
Blisworth
4.8 / 5

We are an independently owned garage that was established 26 years ago. During that time, we have grown to the point that over 80% of our work comes to us by word of mout

Warner Mechanical Services
178 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.9 / 5

At Warner Mechanical Services, we pride ourselves on being a trustworthy and reliable vehicle repair garage, here to help you with all your motoring needs with the same f

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Timing Chain Garages in Northampton

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How much does Timing Chain cost in Northampton?

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


Timing Chain Cost by Car Make in Northampton
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£1025.15
Vauxhall£609.60
MINI£763.00
Volkswagen£576.75
Nissan£467.65
Mercedes£860.39

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 10/09/2021 and 09/12/2021.

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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