Spark Plug Service Near Seaside, CA
Spark Plug Service & Replacement at Premier Chevrolet of Seaside
Routine vehicle maintenance can refer to many different services, such as oil changes, brake service, and battery replacements. One type of maintenance that is often neglected is spark plug service. As one of the main components of your ignition system, it’s essential that you keep your spark plugs in good condition. Drivers around Salinas, Watsonville, and Santa Cruz can get their vehicle’s spark plugs serviced or replaced by the expert technicians in our service center at Premier Chevrolet of Seaside.
The Purpose of Spark Plugs
Have you ever thought about what happens when you start your vehicle? The ignition system consists of various parts that work together to give your car the power it needs to run. The spark plugs are the part that ignites your engine’s air and gasoline by producing a spark once they receive high voltage electricity from the ignition coil. Vehicles have multiple spark plugs that come in sets of 4, 6, or 8. If any of your spark plugs fail, the entire set will need to be replaced.
What Are the Signs of Damaged Spark Plugs?
If any of your spark plugs get damaged, you’ll likely notice performance problems, or your vehicle won’t be able to start. While many drivers will assume that a car failing to start is the result of a dead battery, it could also mean that it’s time to replace your spark plugs. We recommend scheduling spark plug service if you notice any of the following issues:
- Your check engine light comes on with a misfire code
- Your engine vibrates
- A lower fuel economy
- Your car won’t start/it takes multiple attempts to start the engine
- Engine misfiring
Although these are usually signs of a spark plug problem, they could be caused by a variety of problems. The best way to know what’s going on with your vehicle is to schedule an inspection as soon as possible. The longer you wait to address the issue, the more damage can occur within your vehicle.
How Often Do Spark Plugs Need to Be Replaced?
Unfortunately, there’s no universal answer for how often one should service or replace spark plugs. To find information created for your vehicle, check your owner’s manual. Following your manufacturer’s guidelines will give you the best chance of keeping your car in good condition. While some vehicles need spark plug replacements every 100k miles, others need a replacement as seldom as every 60k or 30k miles. When you visit our service center at Premier Chevrolet of Seaside, our expert technicians will tell you how often your spark plugs need to be replaced based on your specific vehicle. They can also help you create a maintenance plan that suits the needs of your car, truck, or SUV so you can drive through the streets of California with confidence.
Are you ready to schedule spark plug service or replacements for your vehicle? You can use our online service scheduler or call Premier Chevrolet of Seaside to learn more.