Your car’s spark plugs are not only a key component in your overall engine’s performance but gas mileage, and downstream components as well. Improper spark plug firing results in improper fuel combustion, which in turn results in unburned fuels that can plug up several of your emissions system components such as your EGR valve, PCV valve, catalytic converter and more. Carworks of Longmont offers a great tune up service where we replace your spark plugs and inspect your spark plug wires, distributor cap, as well as your entire ignition system.
Depending on the type of spark plug used, and the type of vehicle the are being installed in, spark plug life expectancy can be anywhere from 30,000 to 100,000 miles. 100,000 miles is probably pushing it to the extreme though. The best rule of thumb is to have your spark plugs, spark plug wires, and other ignition components regularly inspected to ensure that your car is running at it’s peak performance, as fuel is so expensive these days.
Symptoms of Spark Plug Malfunction:
- Service engine light is on
- Car is sluggish upon acceleration
- Rough idle
- Poor gas mileage
- Difficulty starting the car
- Smelly exhaust or excessive smoke
Call Carworks of Longmont today and schedule an appointment to have your spark plugs inspected!