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How Often Should You Change Spark Plugs?


Owning a car is not always a walk in the park. Sometimes your car might act up when you don't even have an idea of what the issue is. For instance, most car owners don't know when they need to change their vehicle's spark plugs.

When is it time to change your spark plugs?

The basic answer to how frequently to replace spark plugs is within the factory suggested service interval. The actual suggested mileage for spark plug replacement can vary from one maker to the next, and differs among various varieties of spark plugs. Even so, the most typical of these maintenance periods for spark plugs are usually in the range of every 30,000 miles. Remember to consult your car's operating manual or a reputable automobile dealer online for precise replacement interval guidelines.

When a mechanical problem with one or more plugs is found, spark plug replacement may be required. But how does one tell when such a problem has occurred? The actual replacement time will vary based on various circumstances. For instance;

When using high performance spark plugs, you may need to change them more frequently since the conductor can burn out faster.
Certain spark plugs are designed to last for extended periods, which means you do not need to change them as regularly.
The bottom of a spark plug is usually fairly clean when removed from the engine. If you find oil there, it indicates a leak. Because of impurity, the spark plugs will require to be replaced on a regular basis.

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Without a functioning spark plug, your car will not even start. That's why it is important to ensure you replace yours when it is time. If you need a spark plug replacement, give Foreign Auto Services Inc a call today!

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