How many spark plugs does my car need?

My car has been misfiring and struggling to accelerate recently. I think it may need some new spark plugs, but how many spark plugs does my car need?

Engine misfires and poor vehicle acceleration are common signs of faulty spark plugs, so you’re likely correct that it just needs new spark plugs. However, it would be wise to have the car looked at by a mechanic just to be safe.
To determine how many spark plugs your car needs, you can use the general rule of thumb that you need one spark plug for each cylinder in your engine. If you’re not sure how many cylinders your car has, you can consult your owner’s manual or search the make and model online.
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Jack Walsh
Answered on Nov 18, 2021

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