Two Sure Signs Your Ignition Needs to be Serviced

If your car won't start, you should know that the battery might not be the culprit. In many instances, problems with starting to begin at the ignition. At Audi Calabasas, we're committed to helping Calabasas, CA locals understand the maintenance and servicing needs of their vehicles. As such, the following are two sure signs that your ignition is having problems.

Your Starter is Soaked in Drivetrain Fluids

The starter is frequently installed just below the engine. Due to this fact, it often gets soaked whenever there are engine leaks or leaks that release other drivetrain fluids. Once the starter becomes soaked in these fluids, its remaining lifespan is greatly decreased. Checking for evidence of leaking is an easy way to learn more about the current health of your starter.

Loud Grinding Sounds

The most common sign of a failing ignition is an audible grinding sound when using your key. This noise is a lot like the noise that you'll hear after turning your key once the engine has already been turned on. It means that the starter is worn and that it's no longer able to properly engage. Failing to have this issue checked out in a timely fashion could lead to more serious repair issues. For professional servicing of your starter drive gear, come see us at Audi Calabasas today.

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