Spark Plugs and Ignition Coils

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Whatever type of vehicle you may drive, you won’t get far without spark plugs and ignition coils, so it’s best to understand them and know how they work. Not everyone can be vehicle repair experts, and we completely understand how overwhelming it can be to pop the hood on your car and try to figure out what goes where. That’s why when you have questions or concerns regarding your spark plugs or ignition coils, you should trust the experts and call Inland Empire’s Best Mobile Mechanic. We not only will resolve the issue, but if you’d like, we’ll let you know exactly what we did and answer any questions you may have.

Spark Plugs Do What Exactly?

Spark plugs are used for two main functions in the typical vehicle. The first task is to ignite the fuel mixture that is being drawn up from your gas tank. They are also used to remove heat from within the combustion chamber. Spark plugs exchange heat away from the combustion chamber and into the cooling system of your engine. With such important jobs, it’s absolutely necessary to keep them operating at maximum potential. If your spark plug is dirty or not firing properly, that could mean your car might not start, or worse, not accelerate. If your car doesn’t accelerate, that can cause a potentially dangerous situation on the roadway.

Ignition Coils

Ignition coils work very closely with your car’s spark plugs, as a matter of fact, they are sometimes called spark coils in certain regions. The primary job of an ignition coil is to transform the voltage of your car’s battery into higher voltage. This voltage is then passed through to the spark plug, which if high enough, will create a spark and ignite the fuel and air mixture needed to initiate combustion.

Troubleshooting Bad Plugs and Coils

Ignition coils can go bad from a few main causes, but the number one reason is voltage overload. Voltage overload is usually brought on by a bad spark plug or plug wiring. Vibrations can cause a coil to open, and heat can damage a coil’s insulation. Both of these can manifest themselves in some frightening ways, including but not limited to backfiring, bad fuel economy, engine misfiring, rough idling or stalling. Trust us when we say that you don’t want this happening to you while you’re on the road. Call Inland Empire’s Best Mobile Mechanic today and let us inspect your ignition coil and spark plugs!

Replacing Parts Under The Hood

Not many people are comfortable with working on their own cars, and that’s probably the main reason we in business today. It is a nerve-wracking experience, popping the hood on your car and trying to figure out what’s not working. We believe that you should leave that kind of work to the professionals, and Inland Empire’s Best Mobile Mechanics are professionals that travel! We’ll come to you sort out whatever issues may be going on in your family’s vehicles, just give us a ring and let us know how we can help. We look forward to hearing from you!

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