What is a spark plugs replacement?
In this service, a mechanic will recover any diagnostic issue codes from your vehicle, remove the defective spark plugs, and replace them with new, working ones.
Spark plugs are an important component of your vehicle’s ignition system, as they ignite gasoline and air inside your engine. The main source of issues comes about with wear and tear over time.
How do I know if I need a spark plugs replacement?
There are a number of common indicators that your spark plugs might need replacing:
- Having trouble starting your car
- The check engine light has a misfire code
- Your car has reduced fuel economy and power
- There’s an unexplained engine vibration when driving
How to replace your spark plugs
A mechanic will typically do the following steps when replacing spark plugs:
- Obtain the correct spark plugs for your specific vehicle
- View any diagnostic trouble codes that may relate to your spark plugs
- Remove the faulty sparks plugs and check for any signs of misoperation (Oil burning, pre-ignition damage, etc.)
- Install new spark plugs
- Test drive the vehicle to make sure it’s working properly
How important is it to get my spark plugs replaced?
Spark plugs that are worn enough to cause engine misfiring have the ability to cause engine damage and catalytic converter overheating.
In most circumstances, spark plug failure will not prevent the engine from running, but in extreme cases, you may suffer a decrease in the speed at which you can drive. In any case, you should get your spark plugs examined if you believe there’s an issue with them.
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