Spark Plug Replacement in Buena Park, CA

New Spark Plugs in Buena Park

Spark Plug Service at Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Buena Park

You may never think about the engine when you go out and start up your vehicle, but one of the reasons it works is because of the spark plugs. These little components play a big role in how your vehicle performs. To keep your vehicle providing reliable transportation around Anaheim, Buena Park, and Los Angeles, you need regular service for your spark plugs. You can rely on the service team at Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Buena Park.

How Spark Plugs Work

Spark plugs are part of the ignition system of your vehicle. When you turn the key in the starter, the spark plugs ignite the combination of air and gasoline in your engine. The spark plug creates a spark with the electricity that comes from the ignition. In time, the end of the plug wears down, which can prevent it from firing correctly.

When Spark Plugs Should be Replaced

Your spark plugs have a limited life. Once they start to wear out, it’s important that you replace them to ensure optimal efficiency and performance of your vehicle. Your owner’s manual will provide recommendations for spark plug replacement. Some models need to be replaced at 30,000 or 60,000 miles while others won’t need to be changed out until 100,000 miles.

If you fail to replace your spark plugs when it is needed, you can create other issues with your vehicle.

  • Problems starting the engine
  • Misfire code registers and check engine light comes on
  • Check engine light flashes, which means serious damage may occur
  • Reduced power or efficiency
  • Rough idling
  • Fails state emission testing

Even if you only have one spark plug causing issues, it’s best to replace all of them. Your vehicle will likely have either 4, 6, or 8 spark plugs. The service technician will remove the plugs an inspect them. Sometimes, the spark plug gives clues to other problems with the engine. They will install the new plugs and test the vehicle with a drive.

Spark Plug Replacement Near Los Angeles, CA

If you drive at high speeds consistently, your spark plugs may need to be replaced more often. You may need to schedule a tune-up earlier than the recommended timeline. If your vehicle comes with spark plug wires, they will need to be replaced at the same time. Some vehicles use a coil-on plug system instead of wiring.

During spark plug service, the technician may also notice other worn parts that should be replaced. They may find the ignition coils also need to be switched out for new parts. The technician will look at gaskets to see if they are leaking, which will need replacing if so.

Spark plug service is a critical part of caring for your vehicle. You can trust the experience service team at Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Buena Park to keep your car, truck, or SUV in prime condition. Schedule service for your vehicle with our online service scheduler or give us a call today.