September 25th, 2019 by

While many people blame a faulty battery for their vehicle not starting, this is not always the culprit. A vehicle’s ignition can also be guilty of causing trouble. In order to properly diagnose the issues, it is important to understand the warning signs of a deteriorating ignition.

Smoke or a burning smell coming from the engine is a red flag that your starter may need servicing. A starter that is worn down may also produce an alarming grinding noise. Another sign of a faulty ignition is a whirring noise that occurs when the engine is engaged. This is referred to as freewheeling and is the result of the starter not connecting with the flywheel.

The automotive experts at Patrick MINI want you to understand how every component of your vehicle works. We welcome the opportunity to service your vehicle and ensure that every part is running at optimal levels. Concerned about your ignition? Reach out to our service team today!