How Often To Change Spark Plugs

July 16th, 2019 by

Spark plugsSpark plugs may be tiny in size, but they are a major component to the function of your new or used Kia vehicle. And, like many other vehicle maintenance practices, spark plugs must be replaced as you continue to use your car. But, just how often should you change your spark plugs? Well, a good rule of thumb to use is to have them replaced every 30,000 miles. However, this can differ between models, so be sure to refer back to your owner’s manual for the exact time frame. Learn more about how often you need to have your spark plugs replaced from the experts at Kingdom Kia!

When Do I Change Spark Plugs?

One of the first ways to know if your spark plugs aren’t working right is to understand how they work correctly. Spark plugs are a part of your ignition that moves high voltage currents from the ignition coil to ignite the combustion chamber as soon as you start your vehicle. So, by simply starting your vehicle, you’ll already have an idea of the condition of your spark plugs. Once your car is started, keep an eye out for additional performance problems such as:

  • Slow or no start
  • Engine misfire
  • Engine that runs rough
  • Rough idling
  • Poor acceleration
  • High fuel consumption

Benefits of Changing Your Spark Plugs

If you think it won’t make that much of a difference if you change your spark plugs or not, think again. There are plenty of benefits you’ll find once you get them replaced on your vehicle. Some of these benefits include:

  • Improved fuel economy – Having a worn-out spark plug can reduce your fuel economy by as much as 30%, and replacing it can help gain that back.
  • Consistent combustion system – Spark plugs allow for the continuous production of combustion and leave your vehicle’s system running as it should be.
  • Your Vehicle Starts Smoothly – When you replace your spark plug and turn the key in the ignition, you can feel your vehicle start effortlessly.
  • Less harmful emissions – Replacing your vehicle’s spark plugs can not only help increase your gas mileage but also improve your emissions.

For Your Kia Needs, Visit Kingdom Kia

If you’ve had any of the experiences listed above, it may be due to your spark plugs or ignition. Whatever the case may be, our service team is always here to take a look, replace them for you, and get you back on Jefferson City and Fort Leonard Wood roads in no time. And, you can save even more on the Kia services and parts you need most when you take advantage of our service and parts specials. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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