How Regular Maintenance Like Spark Plug Replacement and Tune-Ups Can Improve Your Vehicle’s Performance

person performing engine tune up

Spark plugs play a crucial role in your car’s engine by delivering electric current from the ignition system to the combustion chamber. This spark ignites the fuel-air mix, powering your vehicle. However, spark plugs can degrade over time due to dirt accumulation or wear, leading to issues such as hard starting, increased fuel consumption, and rough engine operation. Regularly replacing spark plugs ensures your car starts effortlessly, runs smoothly, and could even reduce your fuel expenses. 

The Significance of Tune-Ups for Vehicle Maintenance

Consider a tune-up as your car’s regular health check. It involves inspecting and replacing various components to maintain optimal performance. Beyond spark plug replacement, a tune-up may include: 

Air filter replacement to enhance engine breathability, thereby improving performance and fuel efficiency. 

Fuel system checks to ensure the engine receives the correct fuel-air mix for efficient operation. 

Ignition system inspections, including spark plug wires and coils, to maintain effective spark delivery. 

Belts and hoses examination to prevent failures due to worn components. 

Regular tune-ups can prevent minor issues from escalating into major, costly repairs and optimize fuel consumption. Essentially, they keep your car running reliably and efficiently. 

Person holding a new and an old spark plug

When to Replace Spark Plugs and Schedule Tune-Ups

While spark plugs typically need replacement every 30,000 to 90,000 miles, the exact interval varies based on your car’s model and spark plug type. For tune-ups, older vehicles might require attention every 10,000 to 12,000 miles. However, modern cars with electronic ignition and fuel injection systems can often go up to 30,000 miles between tune-ups. Always refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for manufacturer recommendations. 

Regular maintenance is key to ensuring your car remains efficient and reliable. Don’t postpone—scheduling a spark plug replacement and tune-up today with our skilled technicians can help maintain your vehicle’s performance and prevent future issues.

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