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Spark Plugs Replacement in Castro Valley

Spark Plugs Replacement in Castro Valley - Adams Autoworx

Does your car need new spark plugs? If it does not start one morning, it might not be the battery – it could be the spark plugs. Fortunately, that’s a rare and severe case. More often than not, there will be other symptoms, less severe, to warn you that your vehicle needs spark plugs replacement. Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley provides broad range of ignition services and repairs, including spark plugs replacement. 

Spark plugs are a small, but integral part of your car. They generate the sparks that ignite the air-fuel mixture in the cylinders – which in turn explodes, providing the power to move your vehicle. Without spark plugs, the engine would not work. So when the spark plugs are faulty, a number of different problems can occur. 

Signs That Spark Plugs Need Replacement

  1. Reduced performance – if spark plugs are not firing at 100%, engine performance will be negatively impacted. 
  2. Check engine light is “on” – bad spark plugs can cause check engine light to illuminate.
  3. If you hear rattling noises - never a good thing – it could be the spark plugs going bad. 

Spark plugs replacement is a relatively simple procedure on most vehicles. Still, it is fortunate that spark plugs replacement is a fairly rare event. Depending on the quality of the spark plugs, and the type of driving you do, spark plugs can last from about 30,000 miles for the copper spark plugs, to as much as 90,000 miles for the iridium spark plugs. 

Regular Service Gives You Peace of Mind

At Adams Autoworx we always stress importance of the regular oil service – it not only extends engine and tire life, but when you bring your vehicle to our Castro Valley repair shop for oil service, it also gives us an opportunity to perform a complimentary digital vehicle inspection - we check various subsystems, including ignition and spark plugs. With regular service, you never have to worry about spark plugs – when they are due for replacement, we will let you know. 

While usually it is possible to drive with failing spark plugs, it is not advisable. Not only will engine performance suffer, including possible misfires, but it can also lead to a damaged catalytic converter. Due to California’s stringent environmental regulations, catalytic converter replacement can be a very expensive proposition – replacing spark plugs is a bargain in comparison. 

So if you suspect that your vehicle may need new spark plugs, or you don’t remember the last time spark plugs were replaced, bring your car to Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley.  Our friendly staff will take great care of you and your vehicle. Your vehicle will be treated as if it were our own, while you can look forward to:

  • ASE certified mechanics working on your vehicle
  • 36 months / 36,000 miles nationwide warranty
  • Original Equipment quality parts
  • First Responders and Military discounts
  • Complimentary Digital Vehicle Inspection with repair or service
  • Free Uber/Lyft ride within Castro Valley

We offer convenient online appointments, or you can use our artificial intelligence powered chat bot to make an appointment. Then of course, if you prefer to talk to human beings – give us a call at the shop – unlike the dealers, we have real humans answering the phones. 

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