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4 Signs You Need New Spark Plugs

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Although small, spark plugs have a big job, and are a crucial part of your vehicle. They produce an electrical spark enabling your car to start. Weak or bad spark plugs can lead to engine problems, decreased power, and a drop in fuel economy. Here are 4 signs your spark plugs need to be replaced.

  1. Trouble starting your car – If your spark plugs are damaged, it is difficult to deliver the spark needed to start the engine. If your engine is unable to turnover, reach out to AAA for roadside assistance. If your car is just struggling to start in the morning, make an appointment at a local AAA Car Care Center for an inspection ASAP.
  2. Your idling engine is not smooth – If your vehicle's engine is making more noise than usual, it could indicate a problem with the spark plugs. Have a AAA certified mechanic take a look.
  3. Engine hesitation or surge – Your engine is not running efficiently if it surges or hesitates. It can be dangerous and possibly cause an accident if this happens in traffic. Bring your car in for service as soon as possible to remedy the problem.
  4. Decreased fuel economy – If you notice you are suddenly consuming fuel at a higher rate, it could be the spark plugs. Pay attention to your mileage and how often you fill up. 

If you want to prolong the life of your vehicle and save money in the long run, schedule regular maintenance checks at your local AAA Car Care Center. Members will receive a 10% discount and a 2-year/24,000 mile warranty on repairs. Be sure your membership is up to date and check out the different benefits available with each membership level here

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