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How much does Adjust Ignition Timing cost in Brookside?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Brookside. Our mechanics in Brookside 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 in Brookside.

Adjust Ignition Timing pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2012 GMC Canyon$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2007 Pontiac Montana$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2016 Fiat 500L$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2016 Cadillac CT6$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2015 Lexus LX570$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2013 Jaguar XJ$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50

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.


Recent Adjust Ignition Timing reviews in Brookside

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Luis

19 years of experience
27 reviews
Luis
19 years of experience
Luis is without doubt the nicest, coolest and most professional mechanic I have every delt with --- I wish I could give him 6 million stars!!!!

Rodney

36 years of experience
544 reviews
Rodney
36 years of experience
Could not be happier with Rodney ! Excellent..

Rod

17 years of experience
210 reviews
Rod
17 years of experience
Excellent. Professional and very Knowledgeable!

Gregory

31 years of experience
383 reviews
Gregory
31 years of experience
Greg was great working on my Nova and with me. I had a stroke about 3 weeks ago and he spoke clear and would repeat himself if I asked to. He diagnosed the issue to guide me in the future.

Robert

20 years of experience
1098 reviews
Robert
20 years of experience
Robert was knowledgeable, professional, and knew his way around well on my pontiac 1986 fiero gt! He trouble shot and went through the motor well, Robert is VERY good at what he does and explains thing's well and patiently. Not alot of mechanics can work on or find their way around a mid engine car - I plan on asking for Robert personally when i need a fiero mechanic again. Thank you Robert!

Jose

10 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
10 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.

Caster

28 years of experience
176 reviews
Caster
28 years of experience

Fred

17 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
17 years of experience
Came to do my timing, diagnosed bad harmonic balancer I totally agree with his assessment. Will be having new one installed.

Maxwell

18 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
18 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!

Robert

31 years of experience
641 reviews
Robert
31 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!

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