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How Often to Change Spark Plugs

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Once in a while, a Tallahassee driver would ask our service center at Kraft Nissan “When do I change spark plugs?” We’re glad you asked! Generally, experts recommend replacing them every 30,000 miles, though that frequency can be lower or higher depending on your specific Nissan model. For a specific recommendation, our service technicians will advise you to consult your owner’s manual. Now that you know how often to change spark plugs, you’ll learn telltale signs that suggest that a change is much needed as well as the benefits of this maintenance service below! 

When Do I Change Spark Plugs? 

As soon as you start your car, your spark plugs work by moving the high voltage current from the ignition coil to ignite the combustion chamber. They are also one of your ignition components and can affect the performance of your car on the Tallahassee roads if they aren’t in proper working condition. Some problems to look out for include: 

  • Slow or no start
  • Engine misfire
  • Engine is running rough
  • Rough idling
  • Poor acceleration
  • High fuel consumption

Why Do I Need to Change My Spark Plugs?

Since you will no longer need to wonder “When do I change spark plugs?” you may be curious what are the perks to replacing them on time. Besides preventing any of the problems above from happening in your Tallahassee commutes, there are other reasons why you need to change them if they are no longer working: 

  • Improved fuel economy: Having a worn-out spark plug can decrease your fuel economy by as much as 30%, and replacing it can help gain that back.
  • Consistent combustion system: Spark plugs allow for the continuous production of combustion and leave your vehicle’s system running as it should be.
  • Your vehicle starts smoothly: Replace your spark plug, and when you turn the key in the ignition, you can feel your vehicle start effortlessly. 
  • Less harmful emissions: Replacing your vehicle’s spark plugs can not only help improve fuel efficiency but can also improve your emissions. 

Turn to the Service Experts at Kraft Nissan 

At Kraft Nissan, our service experts are here for you beyond our guide on how often to change spark plugs. If you are experiencing any of the mentioned problems or you need help with replacing the spark plugs in your car, feel free to reach out at any time and we would love to lend you a hand! Schedule a service appointment in the Tallahassee area today. 


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