Warning Signs that Your Ignition is Failing

MINI of Charleston would hate to see you stranded, so we're going to talk about the signs that your ignition needs to be serviced. Your ignition system uses the voltage generated by your battery to send a spark to your spark plugs. A car can't start without a functioning ignition system. That's why it's important to know the warning signs of a failing ignition.

One of the first signs of a faulty ignition is a grinding noise. If you've ever accidentally turned your key in the ignition after your car was already running, you're familiar with the grinding noise. A whining noise when you start your car is another sign that your ignition system is on its last leg.

If you see smoke when you start your vehicle, your starter could be in trouble. We strongly recommend calling a tow truck if your car is smoking.



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