The Little Detail

By: Anthony Fontanelle

Even the littlest detail counts for Japanese automaker Mazda, especially when it involves jumpstarting the engine. Virtually all modern vehicles each use an ignition system as an engine startup tool. At the heart of this ignition system is the starter.

On Mazdas, a Mazda starter serves as a single important basic or standard feature for all the carmaker's vehicles, thus, should be given much importance. Automotive mechanisms all go back to where it starts - the ignition starter. An engine is in a stalled mode when not running. To make it work, starter needs to be turned on first. Once the ignition starter is turned on, the starter motor spins the engine a few revolutions to start up the combustion process. To enable a cold engine to move, the starter motor must overcome internal friction and compression pressure of cylinders. It must also ensure that energy is provided enough to open and close valves with the camshaft and to enable all the other things directly attached to the engine, like water pump, oil pump, alternator, among other, to start running..

An average car uses a 12-volt electrical system or hundreds of amps of electricity before a starter motor starts. The starter solenoid is essentially a large electronic switch that could handle large amounts of current. When a or ignition key is turned, it activates the solenoid to power the motor. This mechanism makes the starter an indispensable part of modern automotive systems. No wonder Mazda puts a premium on its ignition system and the corresponding tabs. Indeed, whether it is the looks or the engine, Mazda's impeccable attention to even the smallest details boost the carmaker's stock in the global automotive industry.

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