Best Timing Lights: Keep Your Engine Running Strong
These top timing lights will help your vehicle run more smoothly
This professional, multi-function light has a slim, rotating barrel for easy access and better aim and a handle that helps protect against injury.
This digital light provides four readouts, tachometer, advance, dwell, and voltage. It has a patented skip circuitry test up to 9,990 rpm, a detachable 6-foot lead with inductive pickup, and a plastic storage case.
The unit may not last very long, and instructions are vague. It may be tricky to aim, and you may have to manipulate the settings for a motorcycle engine.
A battery-powered light for two- and four-cycle engines and for use on all ignition systems. Accuracy up to 14,000 rpm.
The light has a bright flash at all speeds and features a protective sleeve that withstands temperatures up to 1,200-degrees Fahrenheit. 4-foot lead length. Batteries included.
It does not have a tach readout. In addition, the light may not pick up erratic signals.
Good quality, well-made light for the price. Bright xenon flash and high-visibility LED display. Push-button control.
Displays engine speed up to 9,000 rpm and ignition spark advance from 0 to 90 degrees. For use on two- and four-cycle motors. Works on 12-volt systems.
Red continuity light may not work. Working too close to the exhaust manifold may melt the light’s plastic housing.