Signs You Need Spark Plugs
What Do Spark Plugs Do?
Spark plugs are the part of your Audi’s engine responsible for igniting the fuel in the cylinders. They are the spark that drives your Audi. When the spark plugs aren’t firing right, you’ll notice your engine misfiring or performing poorly. Spark plugs aren’t meant to last the lifetime of your Audi, but they should last a significant amount of time before they need to be changed. The question is, then, how often should you change your spark plugs?
When to Change the Spark Plugs on Your Audi
In most cases, your Audi’s spark plugs should last at least 30,000 miles, but that milestone can change based on your driving habits and regular driving conditions, as well as other problems with your Audi’s engine. For example, if your engine overheats, the excessive heat can damage your spark plugs. Oil leaks and oil contamination can also contribute to spark plug failures. One of the best maintenance services you can have performed on your Audi is to allow your mechanic to inspect your vehicle on a regular basis. They’ll look for contributing problems that can lead to spark plug failure and recommend replacement before they fail and leave you stranded.
You may encounter other symptoms of imminent spark plug failure that you’ll want to discuss. Those symptoms can include hesitant engine starts, engine misfires, and rough idling. You may also notice reduced fuel economy when your spark plugs are failing. Whatever symptoms you notice, having your Audi maintained will keep your vehicle in top running shape. No matter the problem, it’s important to keep your Audi maintained and repaired at all times. Let your mechanic inspect, diagnose, and recommend maintenance and repair services your Audi needs. Call to make an appointment for Audi maintenance services or stop by the shop during regular weekday business hours to see how we can help you decide what your Audi needs.