How Often to Change Your Spark Plugs


No matter if you’re driving in a brand new vehicle, or your current one has been with you for a number of years, making sure you’re keeping up with maintenance is important to keep it running smoothly. An important maintenance item that can be easily missed is your spark plugs. Many Chatham drivers come into our service center near Rochester asking about how often to change spark plugs. Our service experts generally recommend an interval of 30,000 miles, though this amount can vary. Check your owner’s manual if you’re not sure. 



If you’re ready to find out more about how often you should change your spark plugs, then find out more below from Green Dodge, and then schedule service today to make sure your vehicle is staying up to date on all of its maintenance needs. 

Signs Your Spark Plugs Need to be Changed

You may be asking yourself, “When do I change my spark plugs?” As we mentioned, the general service interval for spark plugs is every 30,000 miles. However, there are some signs you can look out for when you’re driving around Decatur that may indicate you should change your spark plugs. Your spark plugs are responsible for assisting with creating combustion to help start and keep your vehicle running. If they aren’t functioning properly, you’ll run into performance issues on your vehicle. 

If you notice any of the following issues below, it’s time to change your spark plugs:

  • Failure to start
  • Slow crank
  • Engine misfires
  • Rough idle
  • Decreased acceleration
  • Poor fuel economy

Why Bother Changing Your Spark Plugs?

Your spark plugs are a vital component of your vehicle’s engine. If you notice signs your spark plugs are failing, you can always schedule a service appointment to have them checked or serviced with our experts. Still not convinced you should keep up with spark plug maintenance? Let’s go over some benefits of changing your spark plugs:

  • Increased Fuel Efficiency: Improperly working spark plugs could decrease your fuel economy by almost 30%. Replacing them could help you gain back your fuel efficiency.
  • Performance: Worn-out spark plugs might cause your vehicle to feel sluggish on startup and during idle. Keep up with spark plug maintenance to ensure your ride continues to run smoothly.
  • Emissions: Your spark plugs can also play a role in vehicle emissions, so make sure you replace them when needed to reduce harmful emissions.

Enjoy the Service Offered By Green Dodge Today

Whether it’s the spark plugs that you’re concerned about, or other major repairs and services, you can count on the service team at Green Dodge to handle it all. We’ll make sure you get in and out with ease. So don’t hesitate to contact us for all of your service needs!


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