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Recent Car Distributor Repair Mechanic Reviews in Bristol


369 Reviews

L&G Auto Mobile Mechanic

Garage in Bristol, 24 years of experience

I began my career on the YTS scheme through an independent Ford garage. I spent some time working in independent garages gaining experience on a range of makes & models. I moved into a dealership environmen...


19th July 2022

ANDREW, BRISTOL

Ford Focus • MOT with collection & delivery

24th August 2019

ISTVAN, Bristol

Ford Focus • Basic Pre-purchase Inspection


28 Reviews

Nation Auto Mechanics Ltd

Garage in Bristol, 20 years of experience

Stockwood Lane Garage has been operating for over 20 years. In 2016 Keith Malik took the helm and we have been going from strength to strength ever since. We operate a 4 ramp workshop including an MOT ramp f...



46 Reviews

Carcraft

Garage in Bristol, 40 years of experience

Carcraft Servicing and repairs has been operating since 1980 The garage offers a 5 bay workshop and an additional MOT bay for class 4 testing. We offer alloy and steel welding inc alloy wheel repairs , servi...



158 Reviews

Westbourne Motors

Garage in Bristol, 53 years of experience

The Company’s Roadside Assistance brand is now the preferred choice for the South of England and has become synonymous with efficiency, punctuality and courtesy resulting in all the major motoring organisati...



23 Reviews

Monster Dent

Garage in Bristol, 15 years of experience

We are an independent 5 star garage with high experienced technicians that will take care of your vehicle, we cover a wide range of repairs like: MOT repairs Servicing Air Con Regas Air Con Recharge Bra...


16th March 2022

PETER, Bristol

Volkswagen Transporter • Major Service


35 Reviews

Letang Auto Elctrical Ltd

Garage in Bristol, 9 years of experience

Lathaniel owns Letang Auto Electrics and the business has been operating since 2015 and branched out in mechanical repairs after specialising in tow-bars and auto electrics originally when the business first...


19th February 2022

JAMES, PATCHWAY

Skoda Fabia • MOT with collection & delivery


78 Reviews

Akb

Mobile mechanic in Bristol, 25 years of experience

I began my mechanic career with an Austin Rover dealership and in my time there it changed to Rover and I worked in the business for around 4 years. For a number of years I worked in various businesses doing...



35 Reviews

D&S Autos Bristol Ltd

Garage in Bristol, 22 years of experience

D & S Autos (Bristol) Ltd have been in operation for 20 years and counting! We service the local Bristol area. At D & S Autos (Bristol) Ltd, our experts will provide you with top quality vehicle servicing to...



22 Reviews

The Mot Station

Garage in Bristol, 10 years of experience

The MOT Station has been around for 10 years but has had a name change but still offers the same great service and is ran by Simon Trotman, The MOT Station offers full workshop facilities with a 3 ramp work...


20th October 2021

BADER, Gloucestershire

Honda Civic • MOT with collection & delivery

Want to learn more about Car Distributor repairs in Bristol?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a Distributor do?

Older cars are usually fitted with a distributor, which is a device that distributes the electric energy from the iginition coil to the car's spark plugs situated in the engine's cylinders, which turn the electricity into a spark. Modern cars, on the other hand, usually have engines with direct ignition.

The distributor's two main components are the distributor rotor and cap. The rotor rotates within the distributor and distributes the high voltage electricity by way of contact points to the spark plug leads that are attached to the distributor cap. In turn the spark plug leads send the electricity to the spark plugs.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Distributor?

  • When the engine does not run smoothly.
  • When the 'Check Engine' light on the dashboard of your car is illuminated.
  • When the engine does not start.
  • When the engine's cylinders appear to misfire.
  • When there are unusual noises coming from the engine.

When should you consider a Distributor replacement?

Over time the rotor and cap's condition can deteriorate due to wear. The cap and the contact points inside can, for example, be affected by erosion or corrosion. Equally, carbon can build up inside the rotor cap on and around the contact points, diverting electricity from the points. Both lead to a decreased electric current to run from the rotor arm through the contact points, in turn leading to a diminished spark at the spark plug. Misfires inside the engine can then occur.

The condensor is instrumental in creating a flat electricity flow to the spark plugs, decreasing the voltage as well as absorbing undesirable voltage peaks created by the coil. It stores electricity from the coil when the distributor's contact points are open and releases it each time contact points close. If the condensor inside the distributor is faulty, the condensor cannot absorb the excess electricity from the coil. A faulty condensor can lead to excessive wear on the contact points and spark plugs as well as engine misfires.

It is therefore important to service the distributor as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer. It is essential that the distributor is kept in a good condition, this should contribute to a prolonged distributor lifespan.

Should you experience problems like those noted earlier then it is important to have the distributor inspected and, if necessary, have it replaced.

What happens during a Distributor replacement?

  • Mechanic will inspect the ignition system.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the distributor.
  • Mechanic will recalibrate the ignition timing.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will check the ignition system and test drive the car.
  • Mechanic will make any adjustments to the ignition if necessary.

Can Bristol garages offer home collection and delivery for car distributor repair?

Yes, many garages in Bristol are able to offer collection and delivery for a car distributor repair. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a car distributor repair in Bristol.

Can Bristol mobile mechanics do car distributor repair at my home or office?

Yes, Bristol mobile mechanics can do a car distributor repair at your home or office, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

How much does a Car Distributor repair cost in Bristol?

The average cost of a Car Distributor repair in Bristol is on average between £245 and £367. Ultimately the cost for a Car Distributor repair in Bristol depends on the make and model of your car. Check out the ClickMechanic price below, and find out what you'd pay at a franchise dealer in Bristol. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

These estimates may include Distributor. We have quotes for the top 7 manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Audi

£154 £233 - £233 Get exact price

Honda

£381 £480 - £489 Get exact price

Nissan

£339 £451 - £459 Get exact price

Peugeot

£353 £455 - £474 Get exact price

Rover

£680 £842 - £871 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£194 £280 - £281 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£297 £377 - £429 Get exact price

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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a car distributor repair, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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