Spark plugs are an essential part of your car's engine, and they need to be replaced regularly to keep your car running smoothly. However, they are often overlooked when it comes to maintenance. Many people don't even know how often they should be changed! But how often should you change them?
The answer depends on a few factors, including the type of spark plugs you have and the kind of driving you do. If you have standard spark plugs, they should be replaced every 30,000 miles or so. If you have iridium or platinum spark plugs, you can usually go longer between replacements, up to 100,000 miles. If you use a synthetic oil, for example, you can usually go longer between changes. Likewise, if you have iridium spark plugs, you can also usually go longer between changes. If you have a newer vehicle with a more advanced engine, you may be able to go a bit longer between spark plug changes. On the other hand, if you have an older vehicle or one that's not well-maintained, you may need to change your spark plugs more often.
If you do a lot of stop-and-go driving or short trips, you may need to replace your spark plugs more often. That's because those driving conditions can cause deposits to build up on the plugs, which can eventually lead to engine misfires. If you drive your car a lot, or if you live in a hot climate, you might need to change your spark plugs more often. The same is true if you drive in dusty or dirty conditions. On the other hand, if you mostly drive on highways and long distances, you may be able to go a bit longer between replacements. And if you notice any problems with your car's performance, such as a decrease in power or fuel efficiency, it's a good idea to check the spark plugs and see if they need to be replaced.
If you're not sure how often to change your spark plugs, consult your car's owner's manual or ask a qualified auto technician. And if you need spark plug replacement, give Haglin Automotive a call today!