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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
2005 Mercury Mountaineer $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2012 GMC Terrain $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2004 Kia Magentis $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2013 Toyota Sienna $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2012 Ford E-150 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2009 Chevrolet Malibu $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2014 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2013 BMW 650i Gran Coupe $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2012 Acura TL $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2008 Cadillac CTS $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2014 BMW M5 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2011 Porsche Cayman $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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Jose

6 years of experience
178 reviews
Jose
6 years of experience
He patiently listed to my issues. Then, carefully analyzed what needed to be done. Once he compiled all of that information, he went to work and fixed my problem very skillfully.
1966 FORD MUSTANG - ADJUST IGNITION TIMING - TAMPA, FLORIDA

Maxwell

14 years of experience
241 reviews
Maxwell
14 years of experience
Maxwell was very knowledgeable, polite, and punctual. Completed the repairs very quickly and proficiently. I will definitely be booking him for any future services!
1988 NISSAN SENTRA - ADJUST IGNITION TIMING - HOUSTON, TEXAS

Chet

37 years of experience
345 reviews
Chet
37 years of experience
Chet worked fairly quick, and was very informational as he explained my combination set up for engine and why I was having vacuum issues with my timing.
1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA - ADJUST IGNITION TIMING - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

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