A timing light belongs with your automotive essentials, especially if you’re helping a friend get his troubled vehicle moving. When you ask him where his timing light is, the last thing you need to hear while standing in the cold trying to get the damn thing timed out is, “Um, I don’t have one.” You can get a light like this Xenon Automotive Timing Light for not much scatch — it’s a good idea to keep it with your portable set of auto tools.
It’s a bare bones unit, but that’s a plus in this case. Trigger-activated, with a clamp-on inductive pick-up, it features a xenon bulb — other than the xenon, we’re almost sure it’s the same model you could pick up for cheap about 20 years ago at Kmart.
R20724L Timing Light [Tool-Sale.com]