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If your car’s ignition system is not working properly, contact Pace Auto Services today. We are a leading vehicle service and repair company with experience in working on the ignition systems of all makes of vehicles such as hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs, bakkies, minibuses, and others. Any work that we do on your car is done with top-quality parts and comes with a guarantee of 6 months or 12,000KM.
Your vehicle’s ignition system is in the best hands at Pace Auto Services. Our team of mechanics will diagnose your vehicle’s ignition system to see what it is that needs to be done. Depending on the nature of it is that we need to do, we will either repair or conduct maintenance on your ignition system.
Pace Auto Services has a team of qualified and professional technicians that are ready to assist you with replacing your car’s spark plugs, or glow plugs if you are using a diesel vehicle. We conduct thorough quality and safety checks on your car, as well as any work that we do, to ensure that everything is working as it should.
If you want to reserve a time for us to examine and repair your car’s ignition system, visit our online booking platform or otherwise contact us ahead of time so that we might be able to provide you with a competitive quote. You can find our phone number and email address below.
Today’s spark plugs and glow plugs are designed to have a lifespan of up to 100,000KM. Despite this, they are not immune to dirt or failure, which is why it is very important that you ensure that these vital parts of your vehicle are working as they should. Here are some useful tips to help you keep your ignition system in the best possible condition.
While it is possible to change some components such as spark plugs and glow plugs yourself, it is very important that you do this as safely as possible. If you are in doubt, it is better to seek out the services of a qualified auto technician, who will assist you.
If your engine is misfiring, this is a sure indication that you need to have your ignition coils checked. It might feel as though there is a lack of power or if the vehicle’s idle is “rough.” This might even lead to your vehicle not starting. Many modern cars have an engine light on the dashboard that will notify the driver that the coils need to be replaced.
If either your spark plugs (glow plugs if you are driving a diesel-powered vehicle) or ignition coils are not working as they should, the other part will not work properly. If your spark plugs are worn out, they will cause unnecessary strain on the ignition coils. While it is not necessary to replace both your plugs and coils at the same time, you should consult with a qualified and experienced technician to see if both or one of these parts need to be replaced.
Whilst a relatively easy task, changing your spark plugs is something that you need to have the proper tools for. You need the appropriate spark plug sockets, a vacuum, and some clean paper towels. It is also ideal if you have a spark plug gap tool so that you can check if the spark plug gap is greater or smaller than it should be.
Ensure that your vehicle is on a flat, dry surface. Also, wait for the engine to cool down before attempting to change your car’s spark plugs. Clean the area around the engine to ensure that no dirt falls into the engine cylinder.
Remove one of the old plugs and measure the distance of the spark plug gap. A large gap means that your spark plugs need replacing. You should also carefully examine the spark plug for any signs of wear and tear.
It is very important to ensure that you use the correct manufacturer-recommended spark plugs when changing your spark plugs. Also, ensure that you lubricate the threads before you install them.
Whereas petrol vehicles make use of spark plugs, glow plugs are the equivalent in diesel vehicles. Start by disconnecting the black negative terminal of your vehicle. If your vehicle has them, remove the valve covers over the plugs.
Gently disconnect the glow plug wires with pliers, and then remove the glow plugs themselves. If the plug is broken, it is very important to remove all the pieces from the engine before installing new plugs.
Insert the new glow plugs and fasten them in a clockwise motion. Ensure that you do not tighten them too much as this will cause them to break. Once that is done, reconnect the battery cables.
If you need help with your ignition system, be sure to contact Pace Auto Services. We can assist with a wide range of vehicle makes and models.
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