Timing Chain/Belt Replacement

The timing belt or timing chain is an essential part of your car’s engine. Its role is to keep your engine ticking over as it should, which means that when it breaks, the repairs required can be extensive and expensive. Manufacturers will often have recommended lifetimes for a timing belt, but if you are unsure or unable to find this information, we can help. Replacing a timing belt is far cheaper than dealing with the failure of a timing belt, as this can cause significant damage to other engine components. 

Parts will never be replaced without discussions with you, to ensure you don’t have any unexpected costs.  Also, we are happy to show you the old, worn or damaged parts, to ensure full transparency. 

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Timing Chain/Belt Replacement

Parts will never be replaced without discussions with you, to ensure you don’t have any unexpected costs. We are happy to show you the old, worn or damaged parts, to ensure full transparency. 

Frequently asked questions about timing chains/belts

We get the same questions so rest assured you are not the only one who needs a little bit of guidance when deciding what is best for your car. 

If your car does not have a timing belt, it will most likely have a timing chain. Timing chains should last for the lifetime of the vehicle, although this is not always the case. Like timing belts, a timing chain failure can also be very expensive. 

Timing belts have a specified lifetime, as per the manufacturer’s handbook. It will usually need to be replaced more than once over the course of a vehicle’s lifetime. Manufacturers will usually recommend to replace your timing belt after a set number of years or miles. This could be anywhere from 40,000 to 100,000 miles or 4+ years.

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Our garages provide services to the following areas:

Ardleigh, Alresford, Boxted, Braiswick, Brantham, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Dedham, East Bergholt, Elmstead, Elmstead Market, Freighting, Great Bentley, Great Bromley, Great Horksley, Greenstead, Langham, Lawford, Lexden, Little Bentley, Long Ridge, Manningtree, Mistley, Parsons Heath, Rowhedge, St John’s, Stanway, Stratford St Mary, Tendring, Thorrington, West Bergholt, Wivenhoe, Wix, Wrabness, and all other surrounding areas.

Our garages provide the following services in Colchester:

  • Car Air Conditioning Service
  • Car Battery and Key Fob Batteries Repair
  • Car Brake Repair
  • Class 4 MOT
  • Class 7 MOT
  • Clutch Repair
  • EML or Warning Lights Assessment and Repair
  • 0% Car Repair Finance
  • Full Vehicle Service
  • Interim Service
  • Light Commercial Vehicle Service
  • MOT Reminder
  • Motorhome Service
  • Steering and Suspension Repair
  • Timing Chain/Belt Repair
  • Tyre Replacement and Tyre Repair
  • Wheel Alignment