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Do I have to change the spark plugs?

A car is not only a means of transport, but also a great responsibility. Timely maintenance, replacement of all consumables and failed components is a guarantee of road safety for you and other road users. F.O.R.C.E. GmbH offers original auto spare parts from leading German brands.

There is no clear answer in a professional motorist's environment when it comes to replacing spark plugs. According to some, the average life of the spark plugs is about 20 thousand km. mileage of the car, while others believe that the candles can pass all 100 thousand km. Meanwhile, it should be remembered that in some situations there is a need to replace the candles before the deadline for their replacement.

Spark plugs

When do I need to replace my spark plugs as soon as possible?

First of all, the signs that the time has come to replace the spark plugs are uneven engine operation - the car starts jerking while driving, the engine does not start immediately when the ignition key is turned.

Visual inspection can show that the spark plugs are out of order. There must be no soot on the working spark plugs. If you unscrew the spark plugs and find soot or the parts are wet, this is a good indication that the part needs to be replaced.

Cracks in the ceramic insulator of the spark plug also indicate that the part is out of order.

It's time to change the candles, if you noticed the appearance of brown "skirt" on the electrode.

Watch out for an increase in the gap between the candles - this is also a sign of a necessary replacement.

Obviously, you cannot use a candlestick that has run out of resources. What is the threat of their untimely replacement?

In addition to unstable operation of the engine, the operation of worn spark plugs threatens to increase fuel consumption, trouble starting the car, especially at low temperatures, reduced catalyst life, accelerated engine wear, failure of ignition coils, etc.

If you are faced with the need to replace the spark plugs, we advise you to buy only the parts recommended for installation by the car manufacturer.

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