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Benson, NC 27504

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Do I Need New Spark Plugs?

Are you experiencing engine misfires or reduced performance? It might be time to replace your spark plugs.
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As a car owner, you may be familiar with routine maintenance tasks like oil changes, tire rotations, and brake checks, but what about spark plugs? Spark plugs are an important component of your car’s engine and are responsible for igniting the fuel that powers your vehicle. In this article, we’ll discuss what spark plugs are, how they work, and the signs that it’s time to replace them.

What are spark plugs and how do they work?

Spark plugs are small, cylindrical components that are installed in the cylinder head of an internal combustion engine. They create a spark that ignites the air-fuel mixture in the engine, which generates the power needed to run the vehicle. Spark plugs have two main components: the center electrode and the ground electrode. When the spark plug receives an electrical charge from the ignition system, it jumps the gap between these two electrodes, creating a spark that ignites the fuel.

Signs that your car needs new spark plugs:

  • Engine misfires
  • Reduced acceleration
  • Rough idling
  • Difficulty starting the engine
  • Poor fuel economy

Regular maintenance is essential for keeping your car running smoothly, and spark plug replacement should be a part of that routine. If you notice any of the signs listed above or if it’s been a while since your last spark plug replacement, it’s time to take action. With the right tools and some basic knowledge, replacing your spark plugs is a simple task that can be done at home.

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