HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR SPARK PLUGS?
Spark plugs are a small part of your car, but they do play a mighty role. Just like any other part of your vehicle that needs maintenance, you will want to know ahead of time just how often you need to change your spark plugs to make sure your engine works properly and starts without an issue. Without your spark plugs your vehicle will begin to fail to start when you go to turn it on. It is imperative that you make sure your spark plugs are working correctly. Changing your spark plugs at the right time is essential to your vehicle starting and running the way it should.
The spark plugs are in your vehicle to create a spark that will be used to ignite the fuel and air that is in the engine cylinders that are in your vehicle. This will create combustion, thus engaging your engine. When it comes to the spark plugs, you may not know when warning signs are being sent off. If you notice any of the following it could be a sign that your spark plugs are headed towards trouble:
- Misfire: If there is a jerking feel or any hesitation when you are accelerating and if you smell something odd, there may be an issue.
Rough Idle: A rough, bouncing, or shaking feeling
Trouble Accelerating: You notice a loss in power when you give the vehicle gas
Trouble Starting: Your engine cranks over without delay or starts when you're starting your vehicle
Using More Gas Than Normal: You notice there is a sudden drop in gas mileage
If you notice any of these things happening with your vehicle, it may be time for you to have your spark plugs changed. In vehicles we have today, the internal computer can do a lot of work which may cause you to think your spark plugs will not need to be changed. However, this isn't the case; spark plugs will still be required to be changed, especially when you notice symptoms.
If you need spark plug replacement, we invite you to bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop today!
3 REASONS YOU SHOULD REPLACE THE CABIN FILTERS IN THE WINTER
Cabin filters may be long forgotten until the air inside your vehicle becomes difficult to breathe. They can be easily written off as out of sight, out of mind. Changing the air filter is a relatively inexpensive service that usually takes less than an hour of wait time. Most drivers remember to change the cabin filter during their oil change service in the spring. However, the winter is just as important as the spring to replace the air filter. Below are three critical reasons you should replac
FUN GAMES TO PLAY ON YOUR THANKSGIVING ROAD TRIP
Most of us will be hitting the highway for Thanksgiving soon, and we should be prepared with things to entertain us amid the congested traffic. You (and your children) might grow impatient, so it would be nice to distract yourselves. How about some fun family road trip games to play? Here are some fun games to play to keep you and the kiddos happy until you get to your destination:20 QuestionsThis game goes in rounds. Each round, a mysterious thing or person is chosen by one person for the rest
IS IT SAFE TO CONTINUE DRIVING WITH A TPMS LIGHT?
The TPMS warning light is your vehicle's Tire Pressure Monitoring System warning light. When this light comes on your dash, your vehicle is warning you that it has identified that one or more of your tires has insufficient tire pressure. Proper tire inflation is essential for many reasons. It is necessary for handling your vehicle, longer lifespan of your tires, optimal fuel efficiency, and overall safety. Continuing to drive your car with the light on is not safe. Here's why! Wh