All About Spark Plugs | Harlingen, TX

Spark Plugs 101 - Bert Ogden Harlingen Kia in Harlingen, Texas

Staying on top of vehicle maintenance in the age of COVID-19 is easy. Bert Ogden Harlingen Kia offers 100 percent contactless maintenance options so that you can stay safe and healthy while ensuring your Kia runs smoothly. One important maintenance milestone to stay on top of is spark plug replacement.

What Are Spark Plugs?

Spark plugs are important for starting your vehicle; they provide a spark of electricity that allows the ignition to turn and thus fire up your engine. When spark plugs are reaching the end of their life, you may notice engine misfires or cold starts. If you wait too long to replace your spark plugs, they will eventually just stop working, meaning you won’t be driving anywhere.

How Often Should I Replace My Spark Plugs?

Conventional wisdom says to replace your spark plugs every 30,000 miles, but this can vary based on your driving habits and type of vehicle. Check your owner’s manual for the recommended milestone for spark plug replacement.

Spark plug replacement frequency also depends on the quality of the spark plugs. Copper spark plugs, for instance, are very affordable but also don’t last long. The highest-quality spark plug options last four times as long as copper spark plugs.

Contact the service department at Bert Ogden Harlingen Kia in Harlingen, Texas, for all your vehicle service needs.

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