How Often to Change Spark Plugs

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“When do I change spark plugs?” This is probably a pretty frequent question that Saint Augustine drivers have asked themselves as spark plugs are an important component of your vehicle. Most recommend changing spark plugs about every 30,000 miles, but this number can vary depending on your specific vehicle, so you should always consult your owner’s manual for a more exact number. Learn how often to change spark plugs with the service center at Hodges Mazda, and visit Hodges Mazda for all of your vehicle maintenance needs.

When to Change Spark Plugs

So, when do you change spark plugs? First, let’s explore how spark plugs work to power your car while driving through Orange park. The spark plugs move high-voltage currents from the ignition coil to the combustion chamber. When you start your vehicle, these currents ignite the combustion chamber, which allows your car to start. Malfunctioning spark plugs could result in the following:

  • Rough idling
  • Poor acceleration
  • Slow or no start
  • Engine misfire
  • Engine is running rough
  • High fuel consumption

If you experience any of these problems or more with your vehicle, schedule a visit with our service center in Jacksonville to get you back on the road in no time.

Why Change Spark Plugs?

Once you know how often to change spark plugs, you can experience the benefits of regularly-functioning spark plugs, which helps with more than just being able to start your vehicle. Some of the benefits of regularly changing spark plugs include:

  • Your vehicle starts effortlessly when you turn the key in the ignition.
  • Replacing spark plugs can improve fuel economy by up to 30%.
  • Replacing your spark plugs not only improves fuel economy but lowers emission levels.
  • Because spark plugs allow for continual production of combustion, your vehicle’s system will run like new.

When you’re ready to get your spark plugs changed, visit Hodges Mazda near Lakeside for a service appointment. If you’re a DIY driver and want to change spark plugs yourself, take advantage of our parts specials to save on OEM parts.

Service Your Vehicle at Hodges Mazda

If you’re still wondering, “When do I change spark plugs,” then visit Hodges Mazda to get your recommended maintenance schedule or consult your owner’s manual. Contact us to learn more about spark plugs, get your vehicle fixed, or get any of your car-care questions answered.

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