Ignition Coil Replacement in Stockton, CA
Spark plugs are familiar to most vehicle owners, but we rarely think about the component that makes spark plugs work – the ignition coil. An ignition coil transforms low voltage from the 12-volt battery into high-voltage (up to 20,000 volts) that flows through spark plugs, which in turn allows them to generate the sparks that keep the engine running.
If the ignition coil starts to fail, it may result in all kinds of undesirable events:
- slow acceleration or loss of power
- engine may run poorly
- check engine light will likely come on
Could you drive your car with a bad ignition coil? Yes, but it is not a good idea. Stalling is possible, and that can be dangerous, whether your car stalls at a city intersection or on the freeway. Driving with bad ignition coils can also result in catalytic converter failure, and that is an expensive repair.
So if your car experiences loss of power or engine runs poorly, or it’s stalling, we recommend that you bring your car to a professional auto repair shop to have it inspected and repaired. At Toole’s Garage in Stockton, we employ highly trained, and highly experienced technicians who are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). They will perform professional digital vehicle inspection, including starting system testing, and will provide you with an electronic copy of the results – if it turns out that the ignition coil is at fault, we will let you know the cost of the ignition coil replacement specifically for your vehicle.
All repairs completed at our Stockton auto repair shop come with a nationwide 36 month / 36,000-mile warranty. For your convenience, we also offer free local Lyft, so you can get back to work or home, while your vehicle is being repaired.
We offer online appointments for your convenience or simply call the shop and we will be happy to schedule an appointment.