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How Often to Change Spark Plugs

If you’re wondering how often to change spark plugs to make your San Francisco drives go smoother, you’ll typically want to get them changed every 30,000 miles or so. Changing your spark plugs doesn’t have to be an ordeal; just take your car to East Bay MINI and have our service professionals take care of your car. We are MINI certified and will always use genuine OEM parts to get you driving safely again.

When Do I Change Spark Plugs?

As mentioned above, most Oakland drivers are going to want to change their spark plugs every 30,000 miles or so. However, what does a spark plug do? They send the voltage that the ignition coil generates to the combustion chamber. This chamber will ignite when you start the car, giving you the power to move the vehicle. You’ll find out right away if your spark plugs have gone bad. These are some warning signs:

  • Your engine is misfiring
  • Your engine noises sound rough
  • You’ve got rough noises during engine idling
  • Your acceleration is less than what it could be
  • Your fuel economy has been suffering
  • You can’t start your engine or have a slow engine start

Why Replace Your Spark Plugs?

Regular replacements of your spark plugs will keep your engine in good shape. In addition, your car will benefit in the following ways:

  • You will stave off the up to 30% fuel economy hit that comes from a bad spark plug. If you replace your spark plugs regularly, you’ll get that higher fuel efficiency.
  • Regularly replaced spark plugs will help you have the best possible combustion in your engine, increasing your car’s reliability.
  • Once you replace your spark plugs, you’ll have an immediate change in the way your car starts. With properly working spark plugs, you’ll have a much easier time starting your engine.
  • If you replace old spark plugs, you’ll have less harmful emissions from your car making their way into the Livermore air. You’ll also get the aforementioned fuel economy boost.

Trust in Our MINI Service Experts

If your car is giving you signs that the answer to “When do I change spark plugs?” is “now”, you can count on East Bay MINI to take the utmost care of your car. Our service professionals are MINI trained and certified, and they’re the most knowledgeable people possible for any MINI auto maintenance needs in Pleasanton. Contact us or schedule an appointment online to get started today!

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