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How much does Valve Clearance Adjustment cost?

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
2013 Hyundai Sonata $153 $40.90 $112.00 28% $212.90
2004 Volkswagen Beetle $262 $93.52 $168.00 25% $351.52
2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor $323 $141.13 $182.00 23% $420.63
2007 Pontiac G6 $420 $133.14 $287.00 26% $573.89
2012 Kia Sorento $240 $36.66 $203.00 31% $348.41
2007 Mazda 6 $139 $34.24 $105.00 28% $195.49
2004 Suzuki Aerio $180 $67.77 $112.00 25% $239.77
2006 Acura TL $428 $133.73 $294.00 26% $585.23
2008 Acura MDX $333 $116.20 $217.00 25% $449.45
2010 Lexus HS250h $594 $34.24 $560.00 33% $894.24
2006 Acura RSX $145 $46.66 $98.00 26% $197.16
2009 Acura MDX $333 $116.20 $217.00 25% $449.45
2014 Acura TSX $171 $52.05 $119.00 27% $234.80
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Valve Clearance Adjustment Service

What is adjust the valve clearance all about?

Your engine is a perfectly timed machine that relies on many components working in harmony. The engine valves are one of the primary components of this operation. The valves are placed at the top of the cylinders, and open to allow the fuel mixture to enter the cylinder chamber, and then close to help create compression. The valves are opened by cams or rocker arms on the camshaft, which push the valve’s tappet, which forces the valve to open. If the clearance between the valve stem and the cam or rocker arm isn’t perfect, the valve will open and close at the wrong time, or may not close all the way. Adjusting the valve clearance will resolve this issue.

Keep in mind:

  • If your vehicle has hydraulic tappets, then the valve clearance will adjust automatically.
  • When the valve clearance is adjusted, the entire valve and camshaft system should be inspected.

How it's done:

  • Remove valve covers
  • Check valve adjustment
  • Adjust if needed
  • Install new gaskets
  • Reinstall valve covers

Our recommendation:

Your valve clearance should be inspected anytime that your camshaft or cylinders are being serviced. It’s a good idea to have a thorough engine inspection every year, at which point valve clearance should always be inspected.

What is a common symptom indicating you need to adjust the valve clearance?

  • Ticking noise from the engine

How important is this service?

Fuel enters your vehicle’s cylinders via the valves. Each cylinder has a valve, which opens to allow fuel into the cylinder, and then closes to compress the fuel in the cylinder to help combustion and power. This valve is opened and closed by the cam or rocker arms on the camshaft, which, as they rotate, apply pressure on the stem of the valve, which opens the valve. The valve is then closed by a spring. If the clearance between the valve stem and the cam or rocker arm is too large, then the valve will open too late, and close to early, and the cylinder will not get enough fuel. If the clearance is too small, then the valve will not be able to close properly, and the valve will not create enough compression in the cylinder.

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Peter

39 years of experience
789 reviews
Peter
39 years of experience
Finally, a best mechanic comes into my life. Peter is the hero. He saved my car's engine by diagnosing the wrong-doing of previous mechanic, and re-do all the service in the professional and, most important, correct way. What happened was that the check engine light was on after the previous mechanic adjusted the valve clearance in a hurry, and I got the misfire codes on all 6 cylinders. The engine ran roughly. I called the customer service for the warranty service. Luckily I found Peter's profile and felt more confident by his experience. So requested to send Peter to do the warranty inspection. Peter called in advance and arrived earlier. He quickly found the root cause, and took care of all paperwork to schedule to redo the work for me. On the day of work, he also arrived earlier, and get the work do in the right way. Now the misfiring goes away, and the engine runs more smoothly. During the work, Peter also explains to me what he found and provided his recommendation. I was impressed by his rich knowledge and experience. PETER IS THE BEST MECHANIC IN THE VALLEY! I will always request for Peter for any future work and refer him to my friends and coworkers.
2004 ACURA MDX - VALVE CLEARANCE ADJUSTMENT - PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Jason

10 years of experience
13 reviews
Jason
10 years of experience
Did the job very fast, which is a good thing with my busy schedule. Will be making another appointment very soon. Will tell everybody I know about this site. Great job!!!! Thanks
1999 HONDA CIVIC - VALVE CLEARANCE ADJUSTMENT - ATLANTA, GEORGIA

John

23 years of experience
75 reviews
John
23 years of experience
Very nice and knowledgeable . Good prices as well and i will be booking him anytime i need something fixed
1996 HONDA ACCORD - VALVE CLEARANCE ADJUSTMENT - ALVIN, TEXAS

Peter

39 years of experience
789 reviews
Peter
39 years of experience
Very experienced and professional with difficult projects. A class mechanic you can trust. I've used him many times.
2004 HONDA ACCORD - VALVE CLEARANCE ADJUSTMENT - PEORIA, ARIZONA

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