Ignition Coil Replacement in Albany, CA
Ignition coil replacement is one of the many services offered by Adams Autoworx Albany. Located in Albany, Ca, our family-owned auto repair shop offers comprehensive automotive care for sedans, SUVs, and light pickup trucks.
An ignition coil is an integral part of your vehicle’s electrical system. It transforms standard voltage from the battery (12 volts) to the very high voltage (20,000 volts of higher) that allow spark plugs to create sparks that ignite the air-fuel mixture. If you own an older vehicle, chances are it has only one ignition coil. Newer vehicles are likely to have one ignition coil for each cylinder.
Possible symptoms of ignition coil problems:
No start or difficulty starting your car – ignition coils power the spark plugs. Without proper power to the spark plugs, hard starting or no start conditions may be evident.
Slow acceleration or loss of power – damaged or malfunctioning ignition coil can cause loss of power.
Check Engine Light Illuminated or Flashing – A common cause of a “Check Engine Light” is a faulty ignition coil as your car’s on-board computer monitors the coils to alert you if they begin to or are failing.
If the ignition coil malfunctions, the car may still be drivable, although with loss of power. We do not recommend ignoring this problem. Especially if the engine misfires – because this will result in incompletely burned fuel mixture getting into the catalytic converter, and may result in permanent catalytic converter damage. Catalytic converters are expensive to replace.
So if you suspect ignition coil failure, or notice engine misfire, check engine light on, or your vehicle does not have the power it used to have, bring your car to Adams Autoworx Albany. We offer 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty on all repairs, and our technicians are equipped with state-of-the-art digital tools so they can professionally diagnose and fix your vehicle.
Call us to set up an appointment, or you can request an appointment online.