Signs of Audi Ignition Coil Failure
Audi vehicles are made up of many different components and parts that all work together to function properly. If a piece of your engine becomes worn or damaged, it can lead to the failure of the entire system it belongs to. Even worse, it can cause a series of damages to occur in the systems that the part also interacts with. Audi vehicles are special and unique in that they deliver in several areas of interest for drivers: luxury, performance, endurance, and reliability. Driving an Audi is an experience that many can only hope for, but if your Audi shows signs of difficulty or performance issues it can take away from the overall driving experience. It’s important to uphold the standards of your Audi by giving it the care and attention it needs to keep running its best at all times.
Ignition coil failure is not uncommon in many different vehicle brands and models, and it may stem from particular driving habits or conditions. However, it’s important to know that your Audi is not unique in that all cars run into issues and require servicing and regular maintenance. The first step in providing the care your Audi needs when it comes to the ignition coil is to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of failure and malfunction. The ignition coil plays a huge role in ignition—no surprises there. However, the importance of the ignition coil is evident in the devastating impact a failing one can have on your Audi’s performance. Here are some of the most common signs of ignition coil failure and what you can do to avoid this issue all together.
Reduced Fuel Efficiency
What draws many of us to Audi vehicles is that they perfectly combine efficiency with reliability and luxury. Fuel efficiency is a huge advantage to owning an Audi, as they are generally extremely economical when it comes to gas mileage. Unfortunately, one of the most prominent symptoms associated with ignition coil failure is a noticeable and gradual decrease in fuel efficiency. While reduced fuel economy could be traced back to several different issues, ignition coil failure could be the culprit. Having your automotive specialist perform a differential diagnosis can isolate the issue and make repairs more efficient.
One of the more distressing signs of ignition coil failure or other ignition issues is engine firing. Your Audi should run smoothly all the time—at least this is what we come to expect in such luxury vehicles. However, when your Audi begins to run rough and engine misfiring occurs it can be particularly jarring. Engine misfiring could be related to ignition or combustion processes and systems, which the ignition coil plays a huge role in. Once again, there are several reasons why your Audi’s engine might be misfiring, and it’s important to have an automotive specialist find out if it’s related to the ignition coils.
Another rough-running condition related to ignition coil failure is engine stalling. Along with engine misfiring, this greatly detracts from your Audi’s efficiency and reliability. Engine stalling can take a huge toll on other systems of your vehicle, as it tends to put stress on multiple areas of functioning. Getting a hold on the source of engine stalling before it gets out of hand and damages other parts of your vehicle is critical. If your Audi begins stalling or misfiring, it should be taken in for an inspection immediately.
Predicting Ignition Coil Failure in the Spark Plugs
Ongoing care and maintenance for your Audi should be rooted in a preventive approach. One way to detect or prevent ignition coil failure is to inspect the spark plugs for premature wear. The spark plugs play an important part in the ignition process, and if your spark plugs aren’t functioning properly it puts a significant amount of added stress on the ignition coils to provide power to the engine. If you notice any of the aforementioned symptoms, you should have your trusted Audi technician also inspect the spark plugs for damage or significant wear.
Our Promise to Our Audi Clients
Here at Motronix, we have performed countless numbers of ignition coil inspections for Audi drivers from all over the areas of Dania Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Hollywood, FL. While we provide services for a number of different European imports and hybrids, we have specialized knowledge and expertise in working with Audi vehicles. If you suspect an issue with your Audi’s ignition coils, please contact our shop to speak to a professional and schedule an immediate inspection.
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