Checking ignition systems is an essential part of vehicle maintenance 

March 12, 2013 12:00 AM

Most drivers know that they have to give their car regularly scheduled maintenance to keep everything running at its optimum level. However, the ignition system can often be overlooked when it comes to this upkeep, which could prove to be a serious mistake. 

According to the Car Care Council, addressing problems related to the ignition systems can improve the overall driving experience and keep a car running smoothly for a longer amount of time. The ignition is one of the most important parts of a vehicle, and problems relating to it can lead to dimmed lights, battery or check engine alerts and more. By keeping abreast of the issues that may come about as a result of a faulty system, drivers can prevent an inconvenient and potentially dangerous situation. 

"It's a good idea to include an ignition system check-up to your vehicle maintenance schedule," said Rich White, executive director of the Car Care Council. "Having your ignition system checked regularly will ensure that you always reach the finish line." 

Many factors can contribute to a less-than-efficient ignition system. Driving conditions, weather, mileage and electrical draws from sound or entertainment systems can wear down the ignition, and issues can affect other car sections, so drivers should do their best to get any auto repair that may be needed to upgrade their ignition system. 

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