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Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.
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|
|1991 Honda CRX||$471||$376.23||$94.99||2%||$483.73|
|1995 Chevrolet Astro||$304||$208.83||$94.99||3%||$316.33|
|1998 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban||$352||$237.60||$113.98||4%||$366.60|
|1997 Mercury Villager||$474||$378.73||$94.99||2%||$486.23|
|1982 Cadillac DeVille||$356||$260.97||$94.99||3%||$368.47|
|2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse||$419||$323.78||$94.99||2%||$431.28|
The distributor is an electro-mechanical component installed in a car’s ignition system to provide, time, and “distribute” the spark that occurs at each spark plug in an engine’s combustion cylinders. The distributor contains a rotating shaft with a gear at the bottom that engages a gear on the engine’s camshaft. Atop the shaft is a plastic rotor that has electrical contacts molded in. As the plastic rotor turns, it completes a high voltage circuit to each electrical contact, one per engine cylinder, that is molded into a plastic distributor cap. That high voltage then flows along the spark plug wire to the spark plug, creating the spark that ignites the air-fuel mixture in an engine cylinder.
Distributors vary in design: some may have the ignition coil built in, some have vacuum advance mechanisms attached for engine timing, and really old distributors may even have mechanical points. Vintage cars, that is cars older than 25 years, will more commonly be equipped with a distributor. Most modern car designs have replaced the distributor with fully electronic systems controlled by engine sensors for more precise, and more powerful, ignition system operation.
Distributors are bolted to the engine block or the cylinder head. The replacement procedure is as follows:
Yes. A faulty distributor will cause increased fuel consumption, increased emissions and poor engine operation but does not generally create a safety hazard.