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Recent Car Distributor Repair Mechanic Reviews in London


807 Reviews

Smithson Mobile Mechanics

Garage serving London, 14 years of experience

I have 8 years of experience in the automotive repair industry. I did my apprenticeship at a garage in London and have done mechanical work ever since. I worked at a garage for a few years after the apprenti...


10th August 2015

KATHERINE, BURSTOW

Nissan Micra • Distributor rotor arm replacement


639 Reviews


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Queensway Autos Repairs Ltd

Garage in London, 30 years of experience

We provide MOT tests, servicing and car repairs on all makes and models in Enfield and surrounding areas. Catering for customers in Enfield, Cheshunt, Barnet and Southgate, we offer quality car servicing and...



607 Reviews

M PRO DIAGNOSTICS

Garage in London, 30 years of experience

Hi, I’ve been a mechanic since leaving school and have owned and operated my own garage since I was 25 , were you could that I’ve done most jobs on a wide range of vehicles. I’d like to say that my workmans...


5th August 2022

GRAHAM, London

Honda Civic • MOT with collection & delivery


13 Reviews

Marshall Auto Care

Garage in London, 42 years of experience

Hello, my name is Marc Roberts, I am a qualified mechanic with decades of experience. As soon as I left school I have been working with cars. There is nothing I know better than cars. I have my own garage...



27 Reviews

Zb Cars

Garage in London, 10 years of experience

I Zaki Bahar have over 10 years of experience in motor industry. I have qualified professionals working in my team to provide quality service. Personally I'm always in contact with my clients during pick and...



17 Reviews

ZH Automotives

Garage in London, 10 years of experience

We are a small team of highly qualified and experienced technicians with over 10 years of professional dealership experience. We are experienced in all makes and models and are highly trained in mechanical, ...


4th August 2022

CHLOE, ILFORD

MINI Mini Countryman • Premium Pre-purchase Inspection


33 Reviews

Jb Auto Repairs

Garage in London, 12 years of experience

I began my career with an independent garage In Eltham, where I completed my apprenticeship and stayed on for 10 years. In 2014 I set-up my own business trading as JB Auto Repairs offering fully mobile servi...


3rd August 2022

STEVEN, MICHAEL MARSHALL HOUSE BISHOPS CLOSE NEW ELTHAM

BMW 3 Series • Noise Under Bonnet Inspection


33 Reviews

Mobile Service Station

Mobile mechanic in London, 20 years of experience

I have been in the industry for 20 years. Some of the services I offer include MOT failures, brakes, suspension, clutches, cambelt replacement, diagnostics, ABS, airbags. I take pride in my work and customer...


Want to learn more about Car Distributor repairs in London?

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.

How much does a Car Distributor repair cost in London?

The average cost of a Car Distributor repair in London is on average between £254 and £374. Ultimately the cost for a Car Distributor repair in London 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 London. 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

£163 £255 - £255 Get exact price

Honda

£386 £492 - £501 Get exact price

Nissan

£348 £474 - £481 Get exact price

Peugeot

£361 £471 - £495 Get exact price

Rover

£687 £857 - £894 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£203 £303 - £304 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£306 £397 - £451 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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