5 Reasons to Change Your Spark Plugs Before They Fail
Most drivers have engine trouble at least once in their lifetime that leaves them stranded. But many car owners don’t know the important role spark plugs play when it comes to starting the car. Your car’s engine requires the spark from your spark plugs to get going.
However, spark plugs can start deteriorating over time, which means your car is less likely to start. Once you start to experience bad spark plug symptoms it’s time to act before they fail completely. Here are five reasons why you need to change your spark plugs before they fail you.
- Better performance
Every time you turn the key and your car doesn’t start, you are wasting fuel. Over time, this means you’re wasting money and your car is less efficient. Furthermore, you’re releasing carbon emissions that are bad for your health and the environment. Replacing your spark plugs before they fail completely helps you avoid these problems and ensure your car is running smoothly.
- No more cold starts
On cold mornings, it can be tricky to get your car to start—especially if your spark plugs are old and worn out. Simply exchanging them can help you start your car more easily on frigid mornings.
- Catalytic converter is protected
When your car misfires, fuel can get into the exhaust system, causing the catalytic converter to overheat. If this happens too often, the engine can become blocked. This compromises fuel economy and also reduces engine power in the long term.
- Prevent engine contamination
When spark plugs wear out, voltage leaks into nearby engine parts. This can result in engine contamination and a wide variety of performance problems. Change your spark plugs as soon as possible in order to prevent this.
- It is cheap
There is a misconception that changing spark plugs is expensive. Rather, changing the spark plugs saves money in the long run by preventing serious problems in the future. Maintaining and replacing your spark plugs can save you from a whole lot of trouble, saving you both money and time.
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