Key Component: How To Recognize Ignition Switch Problems

Many manufacturers now favor keyless ignition systems on their new vehicles. This design can feel modern and luxurious, but plenty of cars on the road still use traditional ignition switches. When you turn your car's key, you move the switch to one of several different positions. The "start" position is especially crucial since this allows power to flow from the battery to the starter motor. Modern ignition switches are more than simple electrical components, however.