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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
2011 Ford E-150 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2012 Chevrolet Express 3500 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2006 Jeep Commander $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2008 GMC Yukon XL 1500 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2009 Acura TSX $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2011 Acura TL $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2009 BMW 535i xDrive $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2012 Tesla S $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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Robert

27 years of experience
435 reviews
Robert
27 years of experience
Robert's a great mechanic! He arrived on-time, was friendly and easy to talk to, and showed me what he was doing and described why he was doing it while he worked (I stuck around to watch out of curiosity). I'm booking with him the next time my truck needs work!
2001 NISSAN FRONTIER - ADJUST IGNITION TIMING - CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA

Chet

37 years of experience
345 reviews
Chet
37 years of experience
Very knowledgable. Professional. Good communicator and gave a ton of priceless information that only comes with experience. Thanks Chet.
1977 DODGE D300 - ADJUST IGNITION TIMING - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Fred

13 years of experience
130 reviews
Fred
13 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

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