Our service team is asked a lot of questions about routine maintenance. One of the most common is, “When do I change spark plugs?” Whether you own a new or used vehicle, it’s good practice to change them every 30,000 miles — but that distance could vary for your vehicle based on your driving habits. To be certain, it’s always advisable to read your owner’s manual and to talk to certified professionals like the technicians at our service center. For a few quick facts about how often to change spark plugs, read on!
Your car’s ignition can’t operate as intended without working spark plugs. What do spark plugs do, exactly? They carry the ignition coil’s high-voltage current to the combustion chamber, causing it to ignite when you start your car. If the spark plugs are malfunctioning or dead, you’ll notice some warning signs, such as:
Changing your spark plugs regularly will help prevent the issues listed above, as well as boost fuel economy, reduce emissions, and more. Here are a few good reasons to ensure your car’s spark plugs are always operating at their best:
Remember, spark plug replacement is just one item on your Mercedes-Benz service schedule. Find out what could happen if you forget to schedule Mercedes-Benz oil replacement, or reach out to our team to learn more about recommended service.
Now that you know the answer to the question, “When do I change my spark plugs,” Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield can help you get on track with Mercedes-Benz maintenance. Schedule a service appointment at our service department near Norwalk and Weston. Before you schedule, take a moment to browse our latest service specials and parts specials!
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