How Often to Change Spark Plugs

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To keep your Honda vehicle’s ignition system working its best, experts recommend changing your spark plugs about every 30,000 miles. The exact interval will depend on your Honda make and model year, and other factors like your driving habits and typical driving conditions in Lakewood and Toms River.

Many drivers also want to know which mechanical issues are linked to spark plug issues, so we frequently get this question at our service center: When do I change spark plugs, and what are the signs I need to schedule service to replace them? Read our guide below for everything you need to know about how often to change spark plugs in your Honda!

When Do I Change Spark Plugs?

Faulty spark plugs jeopardize your car’s entire ignition system, making it more difficult or impossible to start your engine. That’s why every Honda driver needs to ask: When do I change spark plugs to keep this crucial system performing its best?

To understand why spark plugs are so important, you need to know what they do in your car’s ignition system! After the the ignition coil generates a voltage charge, it’s the spark plugs’ job to carry that charge to the engine combustion chamber. When you turn your key in the ignition, the combustion chamber ignites, starting the engine. If you notice the following signs, worn-out spark plugs may be the cause:

  • Poor acceleration
  • Decreased fuel economy
  • Misfiring, rough-sounding engine
  • Rough noises during engine idling
  • Engine startup failure or slow engine start

Benefits of Replacing Your Spark Plugs

Not only will your engine start right up when you turn your key, but good spark plugs have further benefits out on the road in Toms River:

  • Fuel Economy – Worn spark plugs may impede fuel efficiency by as much as 30%.
  • Reliability – When your ignition system runs smoothly, your car starts and runs more reliably.
  • Starting the Engine – After you replace your car’s spark plugs, you should notice right away that your car starts up much quicker!
  • Reduced Harmful Emissions – In addition to providing an mpg boost, fresh spark plugs also help control harmful emissions.

If it’s time to replace your spark plugs, check out our service specials! You’ll often find great deals on routine service items for Lakewood-area drivers.

Rely on Honda Universe for Spark Plug Service!

Now that you know how often to change spark plugs, give your car an at-home analysis to see if your spark plugs need to be changed. If you’re unsure about an ignition system problem or other car-care issue like oil changes or shaking steering wheels, don’t hesitate to contact our service center to speak with an expert Honda technician.

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