Timing Chain Garages in Watford

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Marvelous Cars Mobile Mechanic
795 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.7 / 5

Here at Marvelous Cars, we strive to provide the best vehicle repair and services to our customers. We are a mobile mechanic that provides on-the-go services wherever and

Dsg spark motors
27 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.8 / 5

We're an auto-electrical specialist offering a mobile service within 15 mile radius for the following services; Repair electric and wiring - Re-mapping more horsepowe

EDS MOT AND SERVICING
79 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.9 / 5

Dear Customer, Here at EDS we undertake all kind of work on any vehicle make and model, from a basic service to engine replacement. We offer a range of services li

Brookdene Motors
246 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.8 / 5

Brookdene Motors has been established for over 25 years, offering general repairs and servicing to Watford and the surrounding areas. We are specialist in VW, Audi, Seat,

A2bwatford
56 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.7 / 5

I am a fully run garage with over 20 years’ experience. Wherever you are, I am can come to you to deliver you with expert repairs and services within 5 miles. I use quali

RSC Ltd.
34 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.0 / 5

We have on site a fully equipped three ramp workshop. Our work shop philosophy is very old school, we will never carry out any work to your vehicle unless it is needed, a

Northwood Coachworks Limited
18 Jobs Completed
Watford
3.7 / 5

Welcome to Northwood Coachworks! We're a family-run workshop in our 23rd year in business, serving West London, Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas. We specialise in

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

RF CARS & REPAIRS LTD
8 Job Completed
Watford
5.0 / 5

Here at RF Cars & Repairs, We pride ourselves on the positive feedback and return business of our customers. We are a Watford based garage who specialize in vehicle

The MOT Centre
157 Jobs Completed
Piner
4.3 / 5

Based in Hatch End, The MOT Centre has a team of expert mechanics on hand to deal with all your car repair requirments. Our repair service uses the most up to date tools

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

Sonny Autos
2 Jobs Completed
Watford
5.0 / 5

I am fully trained and qualified VAG technician, I specialise in Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen. I work in a fully approved Volkswagen dealership, using only VAG approv

Steven Eagell Toyota (Watford)
5 Jobs Completed
Watford
5.0 / 5

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

ProAlfa Ltd.
3 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.5 / 5

"ProAlfa is an independant Italian car specialist based in Watford, Hertfordshire. Our workshop specialises in Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, FIAT, Abarth and other Italian car ser

PMC of Pinner
1 Job Completed
Pinner
4.0 / 5

"PMC of Pinner is a family owned and managed vehicle service and repair centre for all makes and models of vehicles. We have been established for over 20 years operating

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Timing Chain Garages in Watford

Average rating for  Timing Chain in Watford bookings

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How much does Timing Chain cost in Watford?

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


Timing Chain Cost by Car Make in Watford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£975.92
Vauxhall£596.39
MINI£731.51
Mercedes£676.23
Audi£921.87
Volkswagen£628.76
Peugeot£747.29
Citroen£798.47
Nissan£678.39
Toyota£616.05

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/04/2022 and 03/07/2022.

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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