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How much does Adjust Ignition Timing cost?

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 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2003 Chrysler Voyager $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2011 BMW 535i GT $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2008 Jaguar S-Type $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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Jonathan

32 years of experience
172 reviews
Jonathan
32 years of experience
Jonathan was on-time, friendly, and knowledgeable. He listened to all of the issues with my car and he explained everything he was doing and took his time to do it right. He made recommendations for the other things that need attention and advised accordingly. Johnathan went above and beyond to fix my car, he made what had been a very frustrating ordeal prior to his visit, ......all good! I highly recommend Jonathan!
1999 CHEVROLET TAHOE - ADJUST IGNITION TIMING - ODESSA, FLORIDA

Nick

11 years of experience
78 reviews
Nick
11 years of experience
Nick was very honest when explaining the solutions to repairing my automobile, he took his time explaining the best way to getting my car running. Job well done at a reasonable price, I would tell all my friends about the good job Nick did.
1984 LINCOLN TOWN CAR - ADJUST IGNITION TIMING - SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA

Cesar

6 years of experience
162 reviews
Cesar
6 years of experience
I have to say Cesar was on time and knew what he was doing. He found the problem with my vehicle with speed and precision. My truck is running great now. I would so use this service again and would request Cesar as my mechanic time and time again.
1996 FORD F-150 - ADJUST IGNITION TIMING - LYNNWOOD, WASHINGTON

Maxwell

15 years of experience
375 reviews
Maxwell
15 years of experience
Maxwell is a very professional and knowledgable and extraordinarily talented mechanic. he is well spoken well versed and is very capable in handling your most simplest to complex mechanical questions. Maxwell is a great listener, very attentive and will tell what you need directly no if's and or but. Give you the strait scoop. YourMechanic should be happy to have him as employee and representative of your organization. You definitely need more Maxwell's or you should clone him. hahahaha
1995 NISSAN PATHFINDER - ADJUST IGNITION TIMING - HUMBLE, TEXAS

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