The engine’s ability to convert energy into mechanical motion relies on precise timing. Once the air and fuel enter the combustion chamber, they must be ignited at exactly the right moment. A vehicle’s ignition system is responsible for sensing the engine’s position and providing a high energy spark at precisely the right instant. The process begins with the crankshaft sensor, a device that senses the speed and position of the crankshaft and sends the resulting information to the Engine Control Unit (ECU). Subsequently, the ECU interprets the signal and directs the ignition coil to send a high voltage to the spark plug, igniting the fuel/air mixture in the combustion chamber. If any of the ignition components are malfunctioning, the spark will not be timed properly, and the engine will not be able to start. If your engine feels like it is running rough, surging, stalling, bucks or if you notice a decrease in fuel economy, you might be experiencing ignition problems. Lake Norman Tire & Auto Center has the state of the art equipment and expert technicians to fix any issues with your ignition. Come by our service and repair center, located in Mooresville, NC, and we’ll put our years of experience and knowledge to work on your ignition!