Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement at your home or office in Richmond.

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

191

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Robert

29 years of experience
570 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Thank you, Robert! My truck was misfiring and at idle it sounded like the pistons were swapping holes. Robert diagnosed it quickly and performed a sort of mini-tune-up for me. Now the truck runs like a top and idles quietly. The best part was Robert's expert service cost me far less than a local shop quoted me with a much faster turn around time. Great service and great attention to detail. Robert even advised me of a couple of future issues but there was no push to "up sell" me on more services.
Robert was very professional and went above and beyond to ensure the car was good to go.

Tien

21 years of experience
902 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien does great work in a very timely matter. He tells you all what he has done and gives you recommendations for future work. Tien experience shows in his work. He is a great mechanic.
Tien is great, he was able to come 2 hours early which was great and was able to give me great advice which allows me to make informed decisions

Daniel

9 years of experience
53 reviews
Daniel
9 years of experience
Thank you Daniel for being punctual and thorough. I appreciate how you got the job done in a timely fashion. I will definitely be booking you again for next time. I am letting anyone I know who needs a mechanic to hire you for your professionalism . Now days it’s hard to build trust. But I look forward to our next appointment. You are very helpful and honest, please continue in your work. You gon deal with the good and bad, but stay on your path man. Money is not an issue for the price of piece of mind knowing that you came and did your job as expected. Thank you Daniel.

Andrew

9 years of experience
252 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Arrived on time, and explained everything that was being worked on. He was very friendly and courteous.

Victor

33 years of experience
110 reviews
Victor
33 years of experience
Victor was fast, efficient, experienced, courteous, and very competent...very knowledgeable about my older car (Fox body Mustang 5.0)

Luis

15 years of experience
62 reviews
Luis
15 years of experience
Outstanding service, very personable.....and polite ; )...HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!

Duy

13 years of experience
18 reviews
Duy
13 years of experience
Very nice

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Raul was excellent at fixing my car, very polite and professional. He will be my mechanic from now on. Thanks Raul your a great guy.

Luis

17 years of experience
26 reviews
Luis
17 years of experience
really nice guy, great mechanic. goes over the problem areas and let's you know what needs to be done next. overall I'd recommend him to family and friends. thank you for your service.

Brian

20 years of experience
132 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
Brian was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, taking the time to answer all my questions. Brian was great, even though the company sent him over without all the required parts and the new fuel pump did not fit my vehicle. Brian was able to work on the other services my car needed to have done while we acquired the right fuel pump. At the end of the service Brian was successful and my 1957 Chevy Bel Air sounded tremendous!


How much does Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement cost in Richmond?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
1979 Chevrolet G10 $131 $50.90 $79.99 17% $158.40
1975 Ford E-150 Econoline $122 $41.70 $79.99 18% $149.20
1987 Audi 5000 $122 $41.82 $79.99 18% $149.32
1988 GMC C3500 $130 $50.35 $79.99 17% $157.85
1999 Plymouth Voyager $122 $41.58 $79.99 18% $149.08
1991 Mercury Sable $147 $66.88 $79.99 15% $174.38

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Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement Service

What are the Distributor Rotor and Cap all about?

When the engine is running, high voltage created by the ignition coil travels through the coil wire to the ignition rotor. As the ignition rotor turns in the distributor, the rotor distributes the spark by sending it in a synchronized order through the spark plug wires to the spark plug located in each of the engine's cylinders.

The distributor is a main component of the ignition system. It takes very high voltage and delivers it to fire the spark plugs.

Keep in mind:

  • When the distributor rotor and cap are replaced, the entire ignition system should be inspected.
  • After replacing the distributor rotor and cap, the ignition wires will need to be reinstalled.

How it's done:

  • Check the ignition system.
  • Replace the cap and rotor if found faulty.
  • Re-check the ignition system.
  • Check ignition timing if needed.

Our recommendation:

Whenever your vehicle has routine maintenance or servicing, the ignition system should be inspected thoroughly. If you ever notice your ignition system having a hard time (such as your car having trouble turning on or staying on), then you should schedule an inspection.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Distributor Rotor and Cap?

  • Engine misfires.
  • Car does not start.
  • Noises from the engine.
  • Check engine light is on.

How important is this service?

The distributor rotor and cap is used when the engine is running. During this time, high voltage is created by the ignition coil, and sent through the coil wire to the ignition rotor. This rotor turns inside the distributor, and as it does so, it evenly distributes sparks to the spark plugs, through the spark plug wires. The spark plugs then use this spark to ignite the fuel mixture, which allows the engine to keep running.

If the distributor rotor and cap malfunction, the voltage from the ignition coil won’t be redistributed to the spark plugs, and your engine will either have a hard time running, or won’t run at all.

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