Timing Chain Garages in St Ives, Cambridgeshire

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Top garages for Timing Chain in St Ives, Cambridgeshire (7 found)
Quattro-Tech
8 Jobs Completed
St. Ives
4.5 / 5

Quattro-Tech, located in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, is an independent Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda repair specialists with a dedicated team having more than 40 years c

One Stop Motorist Centre & Body Shop
Member since 27 June 2011
St Ives

"One Stop was founded in 1994 with the aim to promote customer confidence and relations through a high quality professional service. We at One Stop pride ourselves on b

BOB EMPSON & SONS
Member since 05 December 2014
Cambs

"We are a family run business, celebrating 50 years this year we undertake all mechanical repairs, mot and bodywork "

M A Autos Wyton
Member since 14 August 2012
Wyton on the Hill, Huntingdon

"At M A Autos, we offer a wide range of expert car servicing and repairs.Although established in 2002, we have over 25 years of experience in the business.Our team is mad

Binnie and Juggins
Member since 14 August 2012
Needingworth, St Ives

"Binnie and Juggins has been an established local business in the St Ives, Cambridgeshire area since 1976. We offer a friendly and efficent service both in your new purch

Vindis Van Centre St. Ives
Member since 19 February 2014
St Ives

"Vindis Van Centre St. Ives, part of the Vindis Group, provides full aftersales services in our expansive workshop at our retailer on Low Road, St. Ives. Services include

ATS Euromaster Huntingdon
Member since 12 August 2017
Huntingdon

Here at ATS Euromaster in Huntingdon you will find a team of experts offering our customers a range of tyres and vehicle maintenance at competitive prices. We stock w

Timing Chain Garages in St Ives, Cambridgeshire

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How much does Timing Chain cost in St Ives, Cambridgeshire?

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 Ives, Cambridgeshire for Timing Chain on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Timing Chain Cost by Car Make in St Ives, Cambridgeshire
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£1005.08

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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