Spark Plugs are an important part of maintaining, performance and functionality. Think of the spark plugs as a tiny bolt of lighting. Small but enough to spark electricity that creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start a car. The spark ignites a mixture of air and fuel in the combustion chamber, which puts the engines piston in motion. When sparks plugs start to deteriorate, you may have noticed a list of things going wrong with your vehicle. Here are some items that could be a sign that you may need to change your spark plugs.
One of the problems your car may experience is misfiring, which could be because the plug is not producing enough spark to ignite the fuel. Making the vehicle sputter and then continue its usual movement. With that feeling, its means the vehicle is not running effortlessly, and that could be one or more cylinders are not firing properly. That can lead to higher amounts of emissions.
Another problem is a higher fuel consumption. If your plugs have started t deteriorate, you may notice that the fuel economy has decreased. Fuel economy can decrease up to 30% due to incomplete combustion.
Rough idling can be due to having worn or damaged spark plugs. When you are stationary; the vehicle idling should be around 1000rpm. That gives the smooth and constant sound. When your car is running rough and feels like its sputtering, it can produce vibrations though the vehicle that can cause costly damage.
Engine surging can also be from having bad spark plugs. When the vehicle sucks in more air than normally in the combustion process, it can lead to the vehicle jerking and then slowing down. That’s a sign of the engine working inefficiently. Also can be known as engine hesitation, and it could lead to a dangerous situation.
Here are some things that can be happening to your vehicle when the spark plugs start to get worn out. If you’re experiencing any of these problems, bring your car over to Hi-Tech Car Care. Let us help you out with your vehicle.