Spark plugs may be small in size, but they are a vital component in any vehicle’s engine that should be maintained to help the vehicle drive properly. While spark plugs now have a much higher melting point and do last much longer than they did decades ago, they do wear out over time. Since a small spark ignites from the spark plug each time you start the car, years of driving will leave the surface eroded and make it harder for the ignition to spark. This can lead to serious issues with the car, like the ignition failing to start or poor fuel mileage. New spark plugs will solve these problems by helping the engine have more power each time you turn it on.
When you bring your vehicle into LaFontaine Volkswagen in Dearborn, Michigan for service, you can expect quality work and exceptional customer service every time. Our process for spark plug replacement is straightforward and incorporates everything you need to keep this vital part of the engine operating properly.
First, the technician will remove the ignition coil and set it aside until the work is done. The old spark plugs get pulled out and the technician disposes of them properly.
After taking these plugs out, the technician will inspect the engine, particularly the threads that connect the spark plug to the ignition. They will clean away any dust or dirt in the area to help keep the new plugs clean, and set the gap in the new plugs, so the sparks created can reach the ignition properly. The new plugs are then set in place and tightened with a torque wrench so they stay put for the long haul.
Finally, the spark plug gets lubricated with grease to stop engine misfires and the ignition coil is put back in place.
At LaFontaine Volkswagen, we have a staff full of informed, qualified technicians ready to help you with spark plug replacement or any other service you may need to keep the vehicle running properly. Each time you bring your vehicle in, we perform a complimentary multi-point inspection to help keep you apprised of the overall condition of the vehicle and any services we can perform in the future like tire balance, brake service, or check engine light diagnosis.
Visit our location in Dearborn, Michigan to experience our world-class service for yourself.
Using our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, our factory trained and certified technicians can take care of just about any service your Volkswagen needs – even something as simple as a windshield wiper blade replacement. Our repairs use genuine OEM parts backed by free parts and labor warranty. Our assured service pricing guarantee ensures you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to your vehicle.