All About Spark Plugs | Edinburg, TX
At family-owned Bert Ogden INFINITI in Edinburg, Texas, we are dedicated to providing safe vehicle maintenance even as we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. That means we offer 100 percent contactless vehicle maintenance options, with key drop-off, shuttles and loaners, and more. Our certified technicians will thoroughly clean your vehicle before and after service, and we follow all CDC guidelines on site. Should you choose to stay in our waiting area during service, please wear your mask and practice social distancing.
Despite the pandemic, it is crucial that you keep up with your vehicle’s routine maintenance for your safety, fuel economy, and vehicle’s longevity. Aside from routine oil changes and tire rotations every 5,000 or so miles, you should think about service like brake maintenance, wheel alignments, and spark plug replacement.
Why do my spark plugs need to be replaced?
Spark plugs play an important role in starting your vehicle. As the name implies, they provide a small spark of electricity that allows your ignition to turn over upon starting the car. If the spark plugs are not working, your car will not start, and you will need to get a tow to your nearest service center.
But you shouldn’t wait until they completely stop working. As they near their end of life, you may notice cold starts or engine misfires. Fuel economy tends to decrease as spark plug performance degrades. If you notice any of this, contact the service department at Bert Ogden INFINITI for an inspection.
How often should I replace my spark plugs?
Your owner’s manual will detail every major service milestone, broken out by mileage. Though it can vary, most vehicles require spark plug replacement every 30,000 miles. Mileage may vary depending on the quality of the plugs. Copper spark plugs, for example, are cheaper but won’t last as long; the most durable spark plugs on the market can last four times as long as copper spark plugs.
For all your maintenance needs, contact the service department at Bert Ogden INFINITI in Edinburg, Texas.