Timing Chain Garages in Thetford

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YDS AUTOMOTIVE
71 Jobs Completed
Thetford
4.9 / 5

At YDS we offer General Maintenance and Servicing for all makes and models, while we specialise in the german vehicle industry we have the equipment, experience and knowl

C D Automotive Ltd
62 Jobs Completed
Thetford
5.0 / 5

Working within the trade for over 25 years, our technicians have a great amount of experience and are fully insured; some of the many reasons for you to contact C D Autom

Bakmor Auto Services ltd
37 Jobs Completed
Bury St Edmunds
5.0 / 5

We are a small independent garage based in Stanton Suffolk. We specialize in all German marques, Land Rover and Jaguar and also specialize in advanced diagnostics with th

EMG (Thetford)
1 Job Completed
Thetford
5.0 / 5

EMG is now a well established dealer partner with KIA MOTORS. Having held the franchise at our Kings Lynn branch for over 6 years, we were awarded the franchise at our Ca

A & S Fleetcare
46 Job Completed
Bury St Edmunds
5.0 / 5

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Tec 41
Member since 23 June 2020
Thetford

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Needham Analysis Ltd t/a Needham Services
Member since 29 January 2018
Stanton

We are an independent specialist services provider based at Stanton, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk. Our customer-focused business provides essential services to its customers

Gorse Motors Ltd
Member since 12 October 2011
Thetford

Gorse Motors is your one stop shop in Thetford for all your motoring needs, whether your vehicle is due for an MOT, Service or needs more power and economy. We can pr

Needham Analysis Ltd
Member since 29 January 2018
Bury St Edmunds

I am a specialist services provider, carbon cleaning, dpf cleaning, tyre services, air conditioning servicing, on-car brake disc skimming, ozone cleaning. I am located i

Central Garage Brandon
Member since 25 October 2011
Brandon

At Central Garage we specialise in servicing and repairs to all makes and models of cars and light commercial vehicles. We are licensed to carry out MOT testing and SVA t

Thetford Tyre and Exhaust Centre
Member since 07 October 2011
Thetford

"Thetford Tyre and Exhaust Centre is an auto workshop that has built up an excellent local reputation for an honest and reliable garage service since 1985. All of our car

JJ MOTORS.CO
Member since 25 May 2018
THETFORD

ONE SHOP FOR ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS Servicing all makes of vehicles - Oil changes - Exhaust Repairs and Replacement - Tyres; Batteries and Brakes - Car servicing

Roadrunner
Member since 12 October 2011
Thetford

"Roadrunner are your expert mechanics in Thetford. For over 35 years, our experienced mechanics have been providing excellent services for our loyal clients. There's no j

Envirocar Services
Member since 29 April 2016
Bury St. Edmunds

You bought a German car because they're renowned for their reliability and safety record, so you don't want to compromise the safety or reliability of your vehicle just b

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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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