What happens when you turn the keys in your ignition and your car doesn’t start?
Most of the time, the problem might not be when you think it is. When this happens to car owners, they immediately jump to thinking that the battery is dead. A dead battery is a likely culprit if your car isn’t starting, but few car owners look further into the issue. Many of them change the battery to find that their car still won’t start.
A faulty or broken ignition is one of the most common reasons that your car may not be starting. When the ignition on your car is failing, the energy that is is supposed to be created when you turn your key in the ignition is not able to deliver energy to the rest of the car. This disruption in the beginning of the energy chain makes starting your vehicle impossible.
Signs of a broken ignition
Spotting a problem with your ignition can be difficult and deceptive because a broken ignition can easily be masked as other problems with your vehicle.
If you are not familiar with spotting a faulty ignition, there are a few signs that you can look out for:
- If you change the battery and your car still won’t start
- Turning your ignition switch and hearing the car crank without starting
- Turning the ignition and there is no cranking at all
Any of the above signs may be an indication that your car is having ignition issues.
How to know when your ignition switch needs to be changed?
In some instances, a professional locksmith may be able to replace or repair broken components of your ignition. Your locksmith should inform you that the process of repairing an ignition switch can be complicated, and repairing or replacing broken pieces of the ignition won’t always do the trick. They will be able to advise you after taking a closer look at the problem, but because of the complex nature of car ignitions, there is a high probably that your ignition is going to need to be replaced.
How ignition changes work?
Unlike other forms of car repair where you have to take your vehicle into the shop or get it towed in, a qualified locksmith will be able to come to you. Having your ignition replaced may sound like a serious process and a major financial burden, but a locksmith or technician should be able to visit you onsite and have your ignition replaced in under an hour.
Making sure the job is done right
Think that your ignition may be going out? Don’t take the risk of getting stuck in your car somewhere. Call our team today so that we can come to you and take a look at your ignition ourselves.