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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
2009 Chevrolet Impala $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2011 Subaru Tribeca $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2007 Toyota Tundra $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2011 Audi A3 Quattro $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2012 Land Rover LR4 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2007 Chevrolet Corvette $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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Fred

14 years of experience
240 reviews
Fred
14 years of experience
Came to do my timing, diagnosed bad harmonic balancer I totally agree with his assessment. Will be having new one installed.
1983 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CALAIS - ADJUST IGNITION TIMING - SPRING, TEXAS

Chris

13 years of experience
397 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
On time and fast.
1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO - ADJUST IGNITION TIMING - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Tung

13 years of experience
211 reviews
Tung
13 years of experience
He was very informative and professional
2006 KIA SORENTO - ADJUST IGNITION TIMING - KENNESAW, GEORGIA

Maxwell

15 years of experience
389 reviews
Maxwell
15 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

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