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

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YourMechanic Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

189

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Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Excellent wrench!
Did excellent work and was very professional

Tien

21 years of experience
892 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.
Thus guy brings some of the best customer service and professional services out.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Scott

32 years of experience
339 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Very good

Graham

15 years of experience
104 reviews
Graham
15 years of experience
Came early which was a plus, was quick with exchanging out the parts. Provided some additional information which was extremely helpful. Will definitely book Graham again.

Jordan

7 years of experience
59 reviews
Jordan
7 years of experience
Jordan is knowledgeable, courteous, prompt & thorough with his work. Would definitely recommend him to others.

Joseph

25 years of experience
481 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
HE FIXED A CHRONIC PROBLEM THAT MY REGULAR MECHANICS COULD NOT DIAGNOSE!

Tony

12 years of experience
121 reviews
Tony
12 years of experience

Phillip

17 years of experience
194 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
He is a very professional about doing the job correctly !! I was very honored to have an honest professional work on my vehicle thank u phillip

Chris

18 years of experience
391 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Had a previous mechanic diagnose the issue and he rescheduled me several times. Finally found Chris. He took a look at the issue and came up with a less expensive solution, turned out to be right fix. Chris was easy to talk with, informative and had my car running in a few hours at half the cost.


How much does Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement cost in San Rafael?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
1982 Cadillac Fleetwood $129 $48.90 $79.99 17% $156.40
1996 Honda Odyssey $134 $53.54 $79.99 17% $161.04
1978 Chevrolet Caprice $117 $36.66 $79.99 19% $144.16
1983 Pontiac 6000 $133 $53.25 $79.99 17% $160.75
1991 Lexus ES250 $119 $38.86 $79.99 18% $146.36
1987 Mercury Grand Marquis $117 $36.86 $79.99 19% $144.36

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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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Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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