The logistics of what makes a vehicle is a complex and intricate process. In fact, it’s a process that most of the general public probably does not understand…not even just a little. If there’s one thing we want you to understand, it’s how spark plugs work. Spark plugs are essential to making your car run smoothly and efficiently. We’ll give you the basics of spark plugs and the maintenance and repair required to keep them in tact.
The Function of Spark Plugs
Spark plugs make engines combustible. They are the components in the cylinders that ignite air and fuel to produce power for the car. High voltage electricity is created and the engine is able to function. It’s a whole scientific thing that we won’t get into, but just understand that they help to keep your engine running.
How Do I Know if I Need to Replace Them?
Over time, our spark plugs deteriorate from use. If your engine idle is rough, you have trouble starting your car, or there is a lack of acceleration, it may be worth having them checked out. A good rule of thumb is to have them replaced every 30,000 miles. Clearly they can go for quite a while without any problems, but they are in constant use and need attention and care like everything else.
Keeping your spark plugs in good shape is vital to your engine’s health. Poor performance and damage can occur if left un-repaired for too long. Make sure to keep those engines in prime shape with an occasional spark plug replacement.
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