An engine needs three things to run smoothly: clean fuel, plenty of air, and a good spark. The spark plugs in your car’s engine provide that all-important spark that ignites the fuel and air mixture and gets the engine running. Over time, however, spark plugs can become fouled by deposits and need to be replaced.
Spark plugs play a crucial role in the operation of a vehicle’s engine. In simple terms, spark plugs create sparks that ignite the fuel-air mixture within the cylinders, creating the combustion that powers the engine. Each spark plug is connected to a high-voltage cable from the ignition system, and as the spark plug gaps’ electrodes become charged with electricity, they create spark through contact and separation. The spark then ignites the fuel-air mixture and creates combustion. In order for spark plugs to function properly, they must be regularly monitored and replaced as part of routine auto maintenance. This ensures optimal engine performance and prevents potential problems such as misfiring. So next time you bring your car in to Kamloops AutoPro for a tune up, don’t forget about your trusty spark plugs!
Standard benefits of spark plug replacement:
- Keep your car running smoothly
- Avoid costly engine repairs
- Feel confident driving your family around town.
- Rest easy knowing your car is in good hands.
How often should I replace my spark plugs?
How often you need to replace your spark plugs depends on the type of plugs you’re using and the type of engine in your car. Many modern cars have platinum or iridium spark plugs that can last up to 100,000 miles. However, if you’re driving an older car with conventional copper spark plugs, you’ll probably need to replace them every 20,000 to 30,000 miles. For more information, please see our Auto Services page.
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