The Importance of Your Vehicle's Spark Plugs

Spark plugs - you've probably heard about them but aren't entirely sure of their importance or how to best maintain them. Spark plugs have a really important job when it comes to getting your car to run. The spark plugs deliver the spark needed to ignite the air/fuel mixture in the engine. Without the spark, your car may not run and if it does, the performance will be poor and so will the emissions. 

A telling sign of bad spark plugs is a engine that cranks but won't start. If the engine runs and misfires, this can indicate at least one of the spark plugs is bad. Since the spark plugs are considered an electronic component of your vehicle and do a lot of work when it comes to starting the engine, they will wear down over a certain mileage. 

So, how often do the spark plugs need to be replaced? The best resource is to check your specific vehicle's manufacturer recommendations. The typically interval is anywhere between 30,000 and 45,000 miles. If its been a while since you've had the spark plugs replaced and you notice poor engine performance or troubling starting your car, we recommend bringing your vehicle into 26th Street Auto Center for a full evaluation to get your vehicle running at its best again. 

Changing spark plugs can be dangerous, so we never recommend trying to replace them yourselves. The experts at our shop will take care of getting the parts for you and installing them quickly and accurately. You can trust that 26th Street Auto Center has the best prices for spark plug replacement and will have you back on the road in no time. 

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