There are hundreds of little parts and pieces, maybe even more, that work together in harmony to make your vehicle run the way it’s supposed to. If even one of those parts begins to wear down, fails completely or just stops working the way it’s supposed to, it could cause all sorts of negative impacts on your vehicle. It could decrease efficiency or power, it could cause rattling or shaking, it could even make it dangerous to drive your vehicle. That’s why it’s so important to stay on top of regular maintenance, even the less common parts and pieces of which you’re not always aware.
Your ignition coil is one of these parts. The ignition coil is responsible for taking the low voltage output of your car’s battery and transforming it to the much larger amount of power needed to create an electric spark via the spark plugs, which is then used to ignite your fuel. So, as you can see, it’s a pretty pivotal part of your vehicle that you might not have realized was there. If you need ignition coil service in the Palatine IL area, bring it in here to Arlington Toyota!
If you’re noticing that your vehicle is getting difficult to start, it could be an ignition coil issue. Similarly, if your car is misfiring, you’re noticing a dip in power, or you’re not accelerating as smoothly and quickly as normal. If any of these issues are apparent, you should definitely bring the vehicle in for us to look at your ignition coil and other similar parts to see what’s causing them. Check your vehicle’s maintenance schedule to be sure, but a general recommendation is that you should get your ignition coil and similar parts looked at every 100,000 miles.