When to Check Your Vehicle’s Spark Plugs

As many of us know, spark plugs are a very important component of a vehicle’s engine. Their primary function is to ignite the fuel mixture that provides the vehicle’s overall power. Over a period of time, these plugs become dirty, aged and worn out. When this occurs, the engine performance of your vehicle is minimized as is your fuel efficiency. With that said, the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin wants to help our clients know when it is time to replace their plugs so as to keep their vehicles performing at high levels. Changing out your plugs will also help you to avoid unnecessary costly auto repairs.

Familiarize Yourself with Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Needs and Schedule

Car manufacturers will typically recommend replacing your plugs anywhere between 30, 000 and 100,000 miles depending upon the make and model of your vehicle. It is very important for vehicle owners to pay attention to any signs or indicators that your spark plugs are in need of replacement. Our team of skilled auto technicians is on hand to help you determine when and if it is time to replace your plugs and provide you with high-quality services and parts to get the job done.

Typical Signs That It Is Time to Replace Your Spark Plugs

At Auto Clinic of Franklin, we take tremendous pride in providing our clients with all the insight they need to understand their vehicles and adhere to their vehicle maintenance needs. We are steadfast in our commitment to meet the individual needs of all our clients and want to be sure that everyone receives service according to their vehicle’s maintenance schedule. With that said, we want to provide you with some of the typical signs that there may be problems with your spark plugs.


  • One of the most common signs is that of a shaky, uneven engine idle. If you find that your car is shaking excessively or vibrating, it is more than likely the result of plugs that are not firing correctly.
  • If you are having a difficult time starting your car, this too can be an indicator that your plugs are unable to ignite the vehicle’s fuel mixture as a result of not enough spark.
  • If you notice your car has a loss of power when you are driving and a decrease in your vehicle’s fuel efficiency, rest assured you have a problem with your spark plugs. More than likely they are dirty and worn out, which does not allow them to provide enough of a spark to be able to ignite the fuel mixture fully. When this happens, you will experience decreased performance in your vehicle.

Your Trusted Auto Facility

Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin, our highly experienced and skilled team of auto technicians and mechanics stands ready to meet your every need. If you determine that your spark plugs need replacing, then be sure to bring your vehicle down to our trusted facility and let one of our highly qualified auto mechanics perform a simple inspection. If you are in need of replacement plugs, our team has got you covered.

Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin, we provide the highest quality automotive parts and services this side of the state. We take pride in being recognized as your go to facility for all your automotive needs and that includes spark plug replacements as well as all types of automotive maintenance services and repairs. To schedule an inspection of your plugs or any other service appointment, reach out to one of our skilled technicians today. We look forward to serving you and to ensuring that your vehicle is prepped and ready for all that summer driving ahead.

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