Timing Chains

Establishing whether there’s a problem with your vehicle’s timing chain can be tricky because the symptoms will be different depending on how serious the problem is.

However, there are various common signs that you can look out for. Don’t worry too much if you do notice any of the signs of timing chain issues because at Hedaux Motor Company, we’re well-versed in diagnosing and fixing timing chain issues.

Signs of timing chain issues:

  • Unusual engine noises such as rattling or clattering can be early signs of timing chain trouble and you may notice them more as you start the car or when you’re accelerating. Don’t ignore these noises – this is the time to get in touch with Hedaux Motor Company because it’s best to get these sorted before the timing chain problem has a chance to cause more serious damage.
  • Sometimes teeth on the sprockets can wear out, or the links in the chains can slacken, and this can affect the performance of the engine – you may notice less power and problems accelerating.
  • If you notice the car vibrating when the engine is idling, for example, when you’re stationary at traffic lights, this can be a sign that the timing chain is loose.
  • You may have noticed that you’re filling up more often at the pumps, which can be a symptom of a malfunctioning timing chain that has disrupted the engine’s combustion timing making the vehicle less fuel efficient.

If you’ve noticed any of the above, it’s worth getting your timing chain checked out by Hedaux Motor Company at our workshop in Helpringham, near Sleaford. This is one of these things that needs to be addressed as early as possible to avoid more serious and costly issues down the line.

Hedaux Motor Company is a Castrol Service Workshop which guarantees you not only the highest quality lubricants in your vehicle but also a professional, experienced team carrying out quality repairs and servicing. We’re also members of the Autocare and Approved Garages networks, giving you extra peace of mind.

To find out more about Timing Chains in Helpringham, near Sleaford, contact us online or call us directly on 01529 421800

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