What is The Timing Chain?
Unless you own a BMW, Audi, Mercedes, or Land Rover (the timing chain is a consistent problem with some of these vehicles), it's likely you don't know what the timing chain is, and that's okay! Not many vehicle owners have even heard about the timing chain, and it's not one of the more talked about components within the engine.
Similar to the chain you see on a bike, the timing chain is what helps connect and synchronize the crankshaft and camshaft, allowing the engine valves to open and close as each cylinder fires. Like bike chains, this component needs to be lubricated to operate properly. Otherwise, it could lead to serious damage to the engine. Vehicle owners typically run into issues with this component when they own a high mileage vehicle and have not had the component serviced or replaced. Like any other component, the timing chain is subject to wear-and-tear, and you'll need consistent service to keep it working properly. At Spotlight Automotive, we can make sure that your engine's timing chain is providing you with the performance you need, so you can continue to rely on your vehicle.
Schedule an Appointment
A key part of your vehicle's engine, it's important your engine's timing chain is always operating properly. Make sure that your timing chain is stable and functional, and schedule a timing chain repair with Spotlight Automotive in Chicago, IL. Our ASE-certified technicians are familiar with this component and the issues it experiences. They'll be able to properly repair the component or completely replace it, so your engine's performance is never compromised. Learn more and schedule an appointment by calling our shop at (312) 846-1210, as we'd love to chat with you. And if you're close by our shop, feel free to visit us on 1474 W. Hubbard Street, as we happily accept walk-ins. We also offer after-hours drop-off and pick-up, so you can get your car serviced at a time that makes sense for your schedule!