Spark Plugs and Ignition Coils Chicago IL !

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Spark plugs give your engine the ability to fire up, so without them working properly your engine will not fire up and your car will remain in a stationary position. Being the best mobile mechanic in Chicago means knows the signs of damage or issues with spark plugs and other essential engine parts and being able to apply a bit of prevention rather than a pound of cure later. Clearly, everyone would prefer the preventative measures over the larger repairs and the costs associated with them in the future, this is why you must pick a local Chicago mechanic whose skill in auto repair services is top of the line.  That is why you should select Chicago’s mobile mechanic and let me take care of all of your spark plug repairs and replacements.

Conversion Must Be Done

If you have ever wondered how does the energy from my battery get to my engine and how does that work?  I’ll tell you, the juice being put forth by the battery is at low voltage and is sent through the ignition coil where it then becomes a higher voltage charge needed by the spark plugs to start your engine. So, the ignition coil is especially important for getting your vehicle started up and raring to go which is why any repairs for this engine part should be brought to Chicago’s best mobile mechanic rather than a local auto repair shop because I have an eagle eye for checking these crucial engine parts and I know when they need repairs, replacements or when they are functioning at their best.

One of the most common problems with a vehicle is also one of the easiest to fix if you have the right tools and experience. The common problem is, spark plugs and ignition coils. These vehicle components are what cause a vehicle to turn over and fully turn on. A spark plug is small and simple, but very crucial in starting up even the largest of vehicles. Ignition coils, on the other hand, are designed to take the voltage running from your 12-volt battery and convert it into a voltage that is able to jump the spark plug gap.

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What Are Spark Plugs?

Spark plugs are. Few inches long and fairly sturdy to the touch. Each vehicle will be equipped with a few different spark plugs that are located near the engine block. The spark plugs are activated with an electric current which cause them to generate a spark. Why do you need a spark? Well internal combustion engines run by having a small explosion go off inside of the engines. The explosion is minor and activates the burning of gasoline which makes the cylinders in the engine cycle, so you can drive your vehicle.

How Does an Ignition Coil Help?

An ignition coil runs the voltage from your battery to your spark plugs. It amplifies the 12 volts received from the battery until it reaches the spark plugs. The 12 volts have been slowly increased until they have enough voltage to be able to jump the gap between the spark plugs and enable them to generate the spark that is requested of them. If an ignition coil goes bad, then the spark plugs will not spark, and your vehicle will not start. This is a quick fix that we are able to do.

Spark Plug Failure

Spark plugs are relatively hardy, but they can fail just like everything else. Older model vehicles are especially vulnerable to spark plug failures. This isn’t to say that newer vehicles won’t have problems, but we have seen that older model vehicles were more reliant on their spark plugs which leads them to be more problematic. Some common spark plug failures that we see are; wet spark plugs, cold weather, and just old-fashioned aging. Cold and wet spark plugs are a particular problem in winter time when over-cranking a cold engine causes it to flood and ruin spark plugs.

Replacement Process

Spark plugs are relatively easy to replace. Pull a cord that is plugged into them, unscrew them, and screw in the new one. Replacing spark plugs should take very little time and will require no major tearing apart or intensive work. An ignition coil is very similar. It requires pulling the plug on the ends where they are attached to the spark plug, and then removing the securement pins that keep the coil snug and out of the way of the engine fan. Then, we just plug and pin everything back in with the new coil and you will be on your way.