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4 Symptoms of Bad or Failing Spark Plugs

4 Symptoms of Bad or Failing Spark Plugs

As the name suggests, spark plugs create a spark at a predetermined time that ignites the fuel within the engine's combustion chamber. A machine with fully functioning spark plugs uses fuel efficiently while failing spark plugs causes some problems. Here are some of the things you may encounter if your car's spark plugs are damaged. Failure to start Failing spark plugs will not emit the spark necessary to start the engine, leading to a vehicle that doesn't start at all. Although this is a common complication of bad spark plugs, other faults may cause the engine to fail to start as well. When in doubt, it is best to consult a qualified mechanic. The engine misfires The ignition system of the engine relies on spark plugs and sensors to start the motor. In the event of faulty spark plugs, the engine may misfire, commonly described as a sputtering sound. Misfires are not only harsh on the ears, but they also lead to inefficient fuel consumption and increased air pollution ... read more

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