If you notice any of the following symptoms, it’s time to replace your spark plugs:
- Your engine is misfiring.
- You notice a decrease in fuel economy.
- Your engine is running rough.
- You notice a difference in the way your engine sounds.
- The tip of the spark plug is damaged or worn.
- There is oil on the spark plug.
- The spark plug has carbon deposits on it.
If you’re unsure whether or not your spark plugs need to be replaced, consult a professional mechanic for an inspection and diagnosis. They will be able to tell you for sure whether or not your spark plugs need to be replaced. In most cases, they should be replaced between every 30,000-100,000 miles or so to prevent engine problems. However, this interval may be shorter or longer depending on the make and model of your vehicle. Consult your owner’s manual for more specific spark plug replacement intervals.
When replacing spark plugs, be sure to use the correct type and size for your vehicle. Incorrect spark plugs can cause engine damage, so it’s important to get them right. If you’re not sure which spark plugs to use or how to perform this task, it’s best to leave it to a qualified professional. Give us a call to schedule this service for you.
Spark plug replacement is a necessary part of maintaining your vehicle and keeping it running smoothly. By paying attention to the symptoms of a failing spark plug and replacing them as needed, you can help prevent engine problems down the road.
If you have any questions about spark plugs or other auto repair services, or need assistance with replacement, our team at Rockstar Automotive is here to help. Give us a call or stop by our shop anytime. We’re always happy to help.