How Can I Tell if my Vehicle's Ignition Needs to be Serviced?

Keeping the components of your vehicle in optimal condition will ensure that you have a safe ride, and you can count on us at Lithia Honda in Medford to provide Medford, OR drivers with useful information to help keep their vehicles in good shape. Your ignition is a vital part of your vehicle, and it could be the reason why your car isn't starting. Here are a few warning signs that it's time to have your ignition serviced.

Visual signs, such as seeing smoke and an oil-soaked starter, can let you know that you may have ignition problems. With an oil-soaked starter, you will need to have the leak repaired, or it may need to be replaced completely. Smoke is usually a sign of excessive power being transferred from the electrical supply to the ignition.

A grinding noise can be another indicator of a faulty ignition. If you hear a grinding noise, then the drive gear is malfunctioning. It's important to have your ignition inspected as soon as you hear a grinding noise because if it's ignored, it could damage the flywheel.

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