Spark Plugs

Spark plugs have a vital role within your vehicle’s engine and tend to just quietly get on with it in the background, so much so that we forget they’re there – until something goes wrong.

Their job is to generate the spark that is needed to ignite the air-fuel mixture in the engine’s combustion chamber, a crucial part in a vehicle’s ignition system. At CB Auto Service we can help with any spark plug issues at our workshop in Kirkcaldy.

Even though they are often easy to fix, spark plug problems can worsen if they are ignored. Spark plugs and related components are the cause of a surprisingly large number of engine-related problems so it’s definitely worth looking out for the signs below and if you notice any of them, get in touch with CB Auto Service straight away.

Signs of spark plug issues:

  • Engine misfires – if your engine cuts out for a second or feels jerky, it can be because the cylinders aren’t firing efficiently.
  • Lack of acceleration – if your car feels unresponsive or sluggish, it might be time to replace the spark plugs.
  • Difficult starting – if the spark plugs aren’t sparking, the engine won’t start.
  • Decrease in fuel efficiency – if your spark plugs are worn out, they can lead to more petrol being used and you might notice that you’re getting reduced miles per gallon.
  • Rough idling – if the engine sounds rough or jittery when you’re waiting at traffic lights for example with the engine running but the car isn’t moving, then this could be a sign of worn spark plugs.

Spark plugs typically need replacement every 30,000 to 100,000 miles, depending on the type so having them regularly inspected for signs of fouling, wear, or deposits will help to catch any issues with the spark plugs or any related components before they have the chance to cause any damage. Keeping up to date with spark plug maintenance keeps your engine running at its optimum and helps to keep your vehicle running smoothly and reliably.

CB Auto Service has been a Bosch Car Service Centre since 2012, providing vehicle servicing, maintenance, and repairs, for most makes and models of cars, vans, LCVs and electric vehicles. At CB Auto Service, we follow the strict codes of practice set out by Bosch, which guarantees our customers the highest levels of workmanship, customer service and affordable quality.

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