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3rd Kind Customz
14522 Auto Park Way C
HoustonTX 77083
 (281) 495-1352

Everything You Need to Know About Spark Plugs

Everything You Need to Know About Spark Plugs

Everyone has had a spark plug fail at an inopportune time. Spark plugs are one of those things that just don't seem to need to be replaced very frequently, which means they can catch you by surprise. If you want to avoid these types of complications, you need to invest in spark plug maintenance. 

What Do Spark Plugs Do in Your Car?

Spark plugs do something very simple — they literally produce a spark. This spark is what starts your vehicle. But they don't just start your vehicle; they also make sure that your vehicle is operating at its peak power capacity. So even though a spark plug may seem like a very simple thing, it's critical to the health and the performance of your car. When spark plugs begin to go bad, they can misfire. This can result in too much gasoline entering the exhaust system, which creates higher temperatures in your catalytic converter. Eventually, this could lead to a meltdown of your catalytic converter's parts. Even if spark plugs simply go "dead" rather than misfiring, that still means that your car probably isn't going to start.

One of the first signs that your spark plug is misfiring is often an erratic starting mechanism. You may find that you need to start your car several times before the engine fires up. A common mistake is to simply let this problem go until the spark plugs fail entirely. Know that those spark plugs could be misfiring that entire time, causing more significant and more expensive damage. The only way you can avoid this is by trying to replace your spark plugs on time and by getting them checked and inspected frequently. 

When spark plugs begin to go bad, they can misfire. This can result in too much gasoline entering the exhaust system, which creates higher temperatures in your catalytic converter. Eventually, this could lead to a meltdown of your catalytic converter's parts.

How Can You Maintain Your Spark Plugs?

Spark plugs should be inspected approximately every 30,000 miles, but that's just a general rule of thumb. The vehicle's manufacturer will also have recommendations regarding when spark plugs should be inspected and should be replaced. By maintaining and inspecting your spark plugs regularly, you'll be able to avoid any issues that result from bad spark plugs. You'll also be able to avoid any unfortunate and inconvenient surprises. As with many things, if you tend to be in stop-and-go city traffic more often than highway driving, it's likely that you may need maintenance and replacement more frequently than average.

Maintaining your car, both the outside and the inside is incredibly important. At 3rd Kind Customz, we can make sure that your spark plugs are replaced before they potentially do damage to your vehicle. In addition to our custom work, we provide routine maintenance services that are intended to ensure that your vehicle performs as it should. Contact us today to get on the road to routine maintenance. 

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