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February 24, 2017

Spark Plugs

Hello, I’m Dave and I’m the store manager here at Virginia Tire and Auto South Riding. Today, I’d like to talk to you about spark plugs.

What are spark plugs?

They’re the device that sets the spark inside the combustion chamber to ignite the fuel mixture that makes the engine run, gives you power you need to get the car moving. Depending on the manufacturer, it can be replaced at 30,000 miles or it can go up to 100,000 miles, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations.

What are some of the signs that your spark plugs may need replacing?

It could have like a long, extended crank in cold mornings, you may get a hesitation and bucking at different speeds and loads, and definitely if they get to a point, if they cause misfires, the check engine light will flash, telling you hey, it’s time to get these checked out. And we can check them for you here at Virginia Tire and Auto South Riding.

We’re here for you. Thank you for watching this video and have a great day.

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