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It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Saab 9-5 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2006 Chevrolet Aveo5 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2011 Ford Escape $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2012 BMW 328i xDrive $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2013 BMW 528i xDrive $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2014 Ford Mustang $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
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Adjust Ignition Timing Service

What is ignition timing all about?

Your engine relies on perfect timing to work smoothly and efficiently. This requires ideal ignition timing. The ignition system is responsible for creating the spark that combusts the fuel that powers the cylinders and therefore the engine. In order to have your engine run perfectly, the ignition has to create a spark at the optimal time. As miles accumulate, your ignition system may start to spark at the wrong time, and the timing will need to be adjusted.

Keep in mind:

  • Many modern vehicles have ignition timing that automatically adjusts.
  • Whenever the ignition timing is adjusted, the entire ignition system should be inspected.
  • After adjusting the ignition, the vehicle should run for a few minutes to make sure that it works properly.

How it's done:

  • Hook up timing light
  • Check the ignition timing
  • Adjust if needed

Our recommendation:

The ignition system is a pivotal part of your vehicle, and should always be inspected during routine maintenance and service. During all engine tuneups the ignition timing should be checked.

What are the common symptoms indicating you need to adjust the ignition timing?

  • Car stays running when you turn it off
  • Rattling noise from the engine

How important is this service?

Your engine has four basic steps of operation. The first is intake, where fuel is added to the cylinders. The second is compression, where the fuel is compressed in the cylinder. The third is power, where the compressed fuel is combusted, thus firing the cylinders. And the fourth is exhaust.

Your ignition system plays a key role in between the second and third steps. The ignition system sends a strong current to the spark plug, where a spark is created that helps ignite the fuel. This happens immediately after compression; the spark ignites the compressed fuel, which combusts it and creates the power. Over time the ignition timing can be altered, and the spark will not occur between compression and power. As a result, the fuel will have a hard time combusting, the cylinder will not be as powerful, and the engine will have problems.

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Carlos

25 years of experience
142 reviews
Carlos
25 years of experience
Carlos is a great mechanic! He understood my problem exactly and fixed it with skill and precision. My Jeep is running perfect now, THANKS.
1992 JEEP CHEROKEE - ADJUST IGNITION TIMING - GLENDORA, CALIFORNIA

Joel

18 years of experience
562 reviews
Joel
18 years of experience
Great mechanic, fast work and showed me everything that was wrong.
2003 MAZDA 6 - ADJUST IGNITION TIMING - JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

Galen

24 years of experience
11 reviews
Galen
24 years of experience
Came right on time, was honest about what my truck needed. Wasn't able to fix the problem I had but directed me to the correct course of action and double checked my work. Was worth the peace of mind knowing I did everything right on my own.
1972 CHEVROLET C10 PICKUP - ADJUST IGNITION TIMING - FAIR OAKS, CALIFORNIA

Phillip

16 years of experience
47 reviews
Phillip
16 years of experience
Very knowledgeable nd performed the service repairs in a very competent manner.
1994 TOYOTA 4RUNNER - ADJUST IGNITION TIMING - FOLSOM, CALIFORNIA

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