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SIGNS YOU NEED TO REPLACE SPARK PLUGS

07/28/2021

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Spark plugs are a necessary part of your vehicle's engine operation. For your car engine to start, you must have a spark that ignites the air and fuel mixture within the car's cylinders. The spark of electricity emitted starts the combustion process for your vehicle. In basic terms, the health of your spark plugs is essential to the health of your car. Dull or faulty spark plugs can and will lead to problems with your vehicle. Here are some of the issues you might encounter:

 

ENGINE MISFIRES

Faulty spark plugs have a difficult time creating the needed spark, as mentioned before. When the wire connection to your spark plugs is corrupted, the motor will experience stuttering. If your car stalls when attempting to turn it on, there may be a problem with your spark plugs.

 

RATTLING NOISES

Unusual noises are never, ever a good sign. Rattling or knocking noises can be a symptom of spark plug failure as they begin to misfire.

 

POOR FUEL ECONOMY

If you notice that you aren't pushing as high of MPG as you used to and are refueling more often, then it may be time to repair your spark plugs. The overconsumption of gasoline is due to inadequate air-fuel combustion. Did you know that a failing spark plug can reduce your fuel efficiency by as much as 30%? Do not disregard this symptom and take your car to Auto Tech Services LLC as soon as possible.

 

SLUGGISH ACCELERATION

As a car owner, you know how your vehicle handles and drives. If you regard that your car isn't as responsive, mainly when you slam on the acceleration pedal, this could be related to a spark plug issue.

 

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON

Worn spark plugs will sometimes cause your check engine light to come on or even make it flash. The check engine light is usually related to engine misfires. Keep in mind that a check engine light could also be stimulated by other things, not just an old spark plug. You should seek a professional auto expert for advice and help investigate the problem related to the check engine light. 

 

Continuing to operate your vehicle with worn or faulty spark plugs can lead to critical engine damage, so don't put it off. If you are experiencing any of the signs above, give us a call or come by Auto Tech Services LLC today!  

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