Timing Chain Garages in Thornton Heath

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Wimbledon Autocentre
820 Jobs Completed
Wimbledon
4.4 / 5

Established in 1987, we’ve enjoyed a long and rich history servicing motorists who appreciate both our technical expertise and affordable prices. Renowned in the area for

kevs auto services
545 Jobs Completed
raynes park
4.8 / 5

repairs to most make and models inc cam belts, clutches servicing diagnostics brakes mot, we take all major debit cards

Zafar Automotive Repairs
337 Jobs Completed
Sydenham
4.6 / 5

We are a Mobile Automotive Repairs Service. We have been in the industry respectfully for the last few years with a fully established network within London, West Midlands

PKB Motor Company
270 Jobs Completed
Beckenham
4.8 / 5

We strive to become the best and most trusted local garage in Beckenham providing a main dealer, high level service at a price you can enjoy. All of our works are carri

Eagle Autos
1774 Jobs Completed
South Wimbledon
4.7 / 5

Eagle Autos provide a personalised quality service for all makes and models and include cars that are still within the manufacturer’s warranty period and also cars that a

Andrews garage
304 Jobs Completed
LONDON
4.9 / 5

Established since 1974 Andrews Garage has been serving the local area for all its car related needs, such as, MOT'S, Servicing, Tyres, Bodywork (crash repairs), 3D 4 Whee

SAI Wimbledon Ltd
667 Jobs Completed
London
4.1 / 5

SAI MOT Centre is one of Wimbledon's leading auto repair, full car service and MOT testing stations for many models of cars and other utility vehicles. SAI MOT Centre ca

Dropless - Mobile Mechanic and SMART Body Repair team
62 Jobs Completed
Clapham
4.6 / 5

Mobile Mechanics Book with our team of senior mobile mechanics to bring the garage to your door. With a wealth of experience and using exclusively OEM parts, we guaran

WORLD ONE AUTOMOTIVE
52 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

My career started at very young age with Automotive Repairs and Servicing and then progressed to Aviation. Due to Covid-19 impact in aviation industry had made me ret

London Autocare LTD
438 Jobs Completed
Sutton
4.6 / 5

Ower 10 years experience Accident Repairs Engine rebuilds Clutches Gearbox reconditioning Brakes Services ECU Remapp and programming Tyres

Executive Motor Services
840 Jobs Completed
Camberwell
4.4 / 5

Executive Motor Services is a high quality establishment, offering car service to customers across South East London which was established over 30 years ago and specializ

SAIMitcham Ltd
146 Jobs Completed
Mictham
3.0 / 5

At SAI Mitcham Cars we deal with various car services such as full MOTs, body repairs and spraying, mechanical work, tyre fitting, car sales & much more. Here at

P D Vehicle Services Ltd
100 Jobs Completed
hackbridge
4.7 / 5

PD Vehicle Services Ltd was formed in 2011 by Pep and Dan, two highly skilled individuals already very well established within the motor trade. Both dreamed of opening th

CHEAM AUTO SERVICES t/a (S.M AUTO SERVICES)
6 Job Completed
Carshalton
5.0 / 5

We are a local community service that looks after all of your motoring needs within a friendly and local environment ​ We were Based in the Sutton & Cheam area but

Wimbledon Car Care
126 Jobs Completed
WIMBLEDON
4.3 / 5

.Here at Wimbledon Car Care our number one priority to offer you the best possible service, repair and maintenance of their vehicle. Investing in the latest equipment en

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Timing Chain Garages in Thornton Heath

Average rating for  Timing Chain in Thornton Heath bookings

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How much does Timing Chain cost in Thornton Heath?

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


Timing Chain Cost by Car Make in Thornton Heath
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£899.12
Vauxhall£536.22
Mercedes£674.81
Volkswagen£596.51
MINI£696.25
Audi£911.01
Peugeot£636.07
Ford£629.08
Nissan£556.49
Citroen£716.16
Toyota£776.02

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 07/04/2022 and 06/07/2022.

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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