How to Tell if Your Ignition Needs Service

Although you may think that a dead battery is the reason your car is having problems starting, it could also be a sign that your ignition needs service. There are many electric components in your vehicle, which can make it hard to tell which part needs service. Here are a few signs that can help you tell if your ignition needs service.

When you crank your engine and only hear a whining sound, it may be that the flywheel isn't properly engaging with the starter gear. This is a sign that you may need a starter replacement so be sure to get it serviced immediately. A grinding noise is another sign that your ignition needs service because the starter drive gear may be worn. Other symptoms of a bad ignition include an oil-soaked starter and smoke coming from under the hood.

Be sure to contact our service center at Kirby Kia of Ventura if your vehicle needs service.



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