Timing Chain Garages in St Albans

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Galaxy Auto Centre Garage
726 Jobs Completed
Welham Green
4.8 / 5

Galaxy Auto Centre Garage is based in Welham Green, Hertfordshire, AL9 7DY. We started trading in 2013, and now we have two ramps and two mechanics. We carry out servici

Eastman Way MOT Center Ltd.
27 Jobs Completed
Hemel Hempstead
4.0 / 5

JJ Auto Solutions
20 Jobs Completed
Potters bar
5.0 / 5

JJ Autos has built a great reputation for its garage services, MOT test centre and car repair shop. Owner, John Perkins is a vastly experienced mechanic and bodywork spe

D.Bs Service & Tuning
23 Jobs Completed
Radlett
5.0 / 5

At D.B’s Service & Tuning, we take care of all your car diagnostics, servicing, repairs and maintenance needs, no matter what make or model, how old or new, we will

Nash Mills MOT & Service Centre
122 Jobs Completed
Hemel Hempstead
4.0 / 5

At Nash Mills we are a young and progressive company located on the boundaries of Hemel Hempstead and further afield, such as in - St. Albans - Watford - Hatfield

Collect Service Go
391 Jobs Completed
Welwyn Garden City
4.6 / 5

We are a professional reliable garage we also offer free collection and delivery from the customers home or work. Customer satisfaction and vehicle safety is a our main p

Hertfordshire Vehicle Services
111 Jobs Completed
Hatfield
4.9 / 5

Fast, professional and reliable service for the motorists of Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, St Albans and surrounding areas. Mechanical repairs and servicing undertaken on

Top Mechanics Ltd
97 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.4 / 5

Here at Top Mechanics LTD we specialise in working on Fords, Volkswagens, Toyotas, Mercedes’, Audis and BMW’s and whether it’s clutch Replacements, Timing Belt Changes, B

Imperial Auto Services Ltd
7 Jobs Completed
Kings Langley
4.5 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

SJC Automotive
44 Jobs Completed
kings langley hemel hempstead
4.8 / 5

Here at SJC Automotive we offer servicing repairs and diagnostics without breaking the bank. We are main dealer trained and carry out work to the highest standards.We spe

W M Couper Limited
2 Job Completed
ST ALBANS
5.0 / 5

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

A2bwatford
53 Jobs Completed
Radlett
3.9 / 5

I am a fully mobile mechanic with over 20 years’ experience. Wherever you are, I am can come to you to deliver you with expert repairs and services. I use quality parts f

Chittenden Autos
32 Jobs Completed
St Albans
4.9 / 5

Chittenden Autos (The Friendly Professionals) have been established in St.Albans for over 35 years with over 160 years combined experience in the motor trade. We are prou

Steven Eagell Toyota (St Albans)
1 Job Completed
St Albans
5.0 / 5

Steven Eagell Toyota St Albans offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on ha

Hardings, Hemel Hempstead
13 Job Completed
Hemel Hempstead
4.0 / 5

We are a Renault Specialist with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault vehicles. Competitive service and

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Timing Chain Garages in St Albans

Average rating for  Timing Chain in St Albans bookings

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How much does Timing Chain cost in St Albans?

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


Timing Chain Cost by Car Make in St Albans
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£821.02
Mercedes£641.06
Vauxhall£555.88
Volkswagen£603.59
Audi£876.97
MINI£693.00
Peugeot£599.39
Ford£951.20
Nissan£885.21
Renault£1095.34

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 22/10/2021 and 20/01/2022.

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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