Spark Plug Service Near Lamesa, TX
Spark Plug Service & Replacement at Premier Ford of Lamesa
Has your car, truck, or SUV been backfiring, misfiring, or having difficulty getting started? Does the gas mileage you used to enjoy in your vehicle seem less? When you accelerate, is there something missing? If any, or all of these things seem to be happening to you, then you may need to have your spark plugs replaced. So where can you get your plugs checked or replaced? If you live in or around Lamesa, Lubbock, or Hobbs, come to Premier Ford of Lamesa and let our highly trained and experienced technicians check out your spark plugs.
What Do Spark Plugs Do?
Spark plugs are an important part of your vehicle’s ignition system. They use high voltage electricity from your engine coil to generate sparks that ignite the gas and air mixture in your engine, so your car starts and keeps on going. Like anything else though, they don’t last forever, and to keep your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently, sometimes they need to be replaced.
How Long Do Spark Plugs Last?
Many factors can reduce the life of your spark plugs. High-speed driving and fluid leaks that get on the plugs are just a couple of examples of things that can cause them to go bad faster. Apart from unexpected problems, your vehicle’s owner’s manual has recommended suggestions for changing spark plugs, depending on the vehicle. On average, usually, you’ll see the time frames for changing plugs are 30,000, 60,000, and 100,000 miles, but every vehicle is different. Sometimes they need to be changed earlier, but there are some things that can happen that may indicate problems.
- Failure of state emissions test
- Difficulty starting your vehicle
- Fuel economy is impaired
- Your idle is rough or you notice strange engine vibrations
- Check engine light flashes during acceleration
- Check engine light diagnostic reveals a misfire code
If any of these apply to your vehicle, odds are you have a spark plug issue. There may be other problems, but spark plug service can help you figure out which issues are present. If you have a bad spark plug, it’s best to change all of them out. You will need four plugs for a four-cylinder engine, six for a six-cylinder engine, eight for an eight-cylinder engine, and so on.
What Happens During Service?
At Premier Ford of Lamesa, our service professionals will remove all the plugs from the cylinder head and will inspect each one. Sometimes the spark plugs can indicate other problems with your engine, and that is why your plugs are looked at individually. Once your plugs have been inspected, the technician will replace them if warranted and will then test drive the vehicle to ensure that it is functioning the way it should before returning your vehicle to you.
If you need spark plug service, bring your vehicle to our service center at Premier Ford of Lamesa. While you are there, ask about other services available like wiper service, oil change, brake service, and more.
Let us help keep you on the road and maximize the life of your vehicle. Make an appointment today.