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Keeping up with the regular maintenance of your vehicle is a lot harder than it sounds. Sure, you probably know when to get the oil changed, when to change to your winter tires and when the tires need to be filled with air, but there are so many additional parts in your vehicle that need regular upkeep and maintenance too. Spark plugs may be small parts, but they play an incredibly important role in the functioning of your car.
Spark plugs are small electrical devices that are designed to fit in each cylinder of your gasoline-powered internal-combustion engine. They provide the initial spark that causes the combustion within the engine to start your vehicle and help them to keep it moving. These are located at the top of the cylinder head.
The fuel in the vehicle is moved from the gas tank through the fuel lines into the fuel injectors, mixed with oxygen. This has been sucked into your engine via the air intake. This special mixture of fuel and oxygen is then pushed into the cylinder, where the spark plug ignites it and sets the car into motion.
A healthy set of spark plugs are essential to keep your vehicle working properly, but over time, unburnt gas and oil can lead to a buildup of debris that will make it tougher to start your vehicle. So, when this happens, it’s time to replace them. It’s better to get them replaced when you start to notice the warning signs. Some of the symptoms that indicate it’s the time for new spark plugs include:
If your car is experiencing any of these symptoms, the chances are that your spark plugs are malfunctioning. Faulty spark plugs have the potential to cause damage to various other parts of the engine.
But with some simple periodic maintenance, you can extend the life of your vehicle’s spark plugs. This will allow you to save a lot of money that you would otherwise end up spending on replacing the damaged parts due to faulty spark plugs and give you a safe and comfortable ride.
You can boost your vehicle’s spark plug life by following some simple tips mentioned below-
The primary benefit of replacing a faulty spark plug is that your car will start without a hitch. Apart from this, other benefits include –
When selecting new spark plugs for your vehicle, make sure that you select the right ones. TIRECRAFT will be able to help you do this, and you’ll have plenty of different models to choose from. There are precious metals like platinum or iridium that may be costly compared to those which use common metals like copper, but they generally withstand wear far better. So, it’s always better to select the same brand and model of any service that the vehicle came with.
If you use a hard rule for replacing spark plugs, rather than replacing them based on their condition, they should be serviced roughly every 80,000km – 160,000km depending on the vehicle type and driving conditions. Also, it is always recommended to check the owner’s manual to see what works best for your vehicle.
So, if you think you need a spark plug replacement or vehicle tune-up, do not hesitate to reach out to your nearby TIRECRAFT. Our expert helps you remove and replace your spark plugs and inspects your vehicle’s ignition system based on the manufacturer’s specifications and helps you to get back on the road.