A Guide to Spark Plugs

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Spark plugs are an integral part of your engine and making your car run. Spark plugs are little devices inside the cylinder that take in high voltage electricity at one end and create a spark at the other end and ignites the gas and air mixture, and the resulting combustion is what ultimately powers the car. To keep your car powered your spark plugs need to be checked and replaced.

If you don’t check your   and replace your spark plugs, your engine will start to misfire and run poorly. Your engines performance will decrease and emissions will increase. Also, you might have trouble starting your car or it might not start at all.

It’s recommended that your spark plugs are checked every 30,000 miles. While many manufacturers offer long-life spark plugs that can last for 60,000 or 90,000 miles. But you should still have them checked every 30,000 miles. It’s always better to check and replace as needed instead of waiting for spark plugs to start acting up.

There are different types of spark plugs, include platinum or double platinum spark plugs but we recommend using the manufacturer recommended spark plug or the same type that is already used that were originally in your vehicle.

You can check and change your spark plugs on your own but it requires some specialized tools and some instructions. That’s why we recommend checking your spark plugs and other parts of your car checked out like the air filter, fuel filter, cabin air filter, brakes or tires on a regular schedule. Regular maintenance will help your vehicle maintain its value, reliability and keeps you safe.

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