What Are the Symptoms of Bad Spark Plugs?

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How to Tell If Your Spark Plugs Are No Longer in Good Shape

If you’re like most people, the condition of your vehicle’s spark plugs is probably something you don’t worry much about. However, it’s important to note that without those spark plugs, you won’t be able to start your car.

Spark plugs are responsible for creating electricity that ignites the mixture of air and fuel within your engine’s cylinders. It’s their job to keep your car on the road by setting your engine’s pistons in motion.

To ensure a better driving experience, you need to learn how to identify the signs that tell you your spark plugs are in bad shape.

Good spark plugs are essentially clean with no signs of damage to their electrodes. If they’re covered with fuel, oil, or carbon, or if they’re blistered from running too hot, they can trigger issues for your vehicle’s engine. Breast Cancer Car Donations is here to help you identify the symptoms of bad spark plugs.

1. Poor fuel economy

Since dirty or fouled spark plugs can take a bite out of fuel efficiency, don’t be surprised if you’re making more trips to the gas station. Driving with deteriorated spark plugs means more work for your engine because of the worn spark plugs’ inability to effectively burn the fuel. Unless you’re willing to shell out more money for your fuel, change your spark plugs right away.

2. Hard starts

Many drivers blame their battery if they’re having trouble starting their car. However, if your defective spark plugs aren’t able to do their job of starting your car’s engine, you won’t be going anywhere.

3. Sluggish performance

If you fail to replace your bad spark plugs, you’ll have trouble accelerating your car. It’s because worn-out spark plugs can’t properly ignite the fuel-air mixture.

4. Engine misfiring

Just one faulty spark plug could cause your engine to misfire or hesitate. In most cases, you’ll hear it pop as its pace falters before it catches back. Instead of enjoying a smooth ride, you’ll feel jerky each time this happens. To avoid causing damage to your catalytic converter, it’s best to replace your spark plugs.

5. Rough Idling

Another symptom of a bad spark plug is an engine that produces rattling or knocking noises while running at idle. In such cases, have your spark plugs checked to avoid further costly damage.


A Most Rewarding Way to Dispose of a Defective Auto

Bad spark plugs are cheap and easy to replace. Unfortunately, replacing other defective components of your car may mean costly repairs that could bust your budget.

If you have such a vehicle, you may be better off disposing of it. And the most rewarding way to do that is by simply donating that auto to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations. When you do that, you’ll get to receive valuable rewards while making a charitable contribution aimed at saving the lives of destitute breast cancer patients in your local community.

We’ll have your vehicle fixed before selling it at a top auction house in your area to generate funding for our nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits are committed to helping breast cancer patients, particularly those who are uninsured and lack the financial means to pay for the costs of their treatments. The proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle will go directly to these nonprofits to support their life-saving programs.

Thanks to your donation, our charity partners will be able to serve more of their beneficiaries, providing them with easy access to top medical facilities as well as financial assistance to help defray the costs of their treatments, doctor consultations, hospital fees, medications, and other essential health care services they need. Other beneficiaries get to receive free breast cancer screening and prevention and education services.

You’ll reap outstanding rewards for your donation. Expect to receive by mail the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car a few weeks after its sale. Using this receipt, you can then claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

You also need not worry about how to dispose of your unwanted vehicle since we will provide you with our pickup and towing service wherever you’re located in the country at no cost to you. We will coordinate with a professional towing company in your area to haul your vehicle away at a date, time, and place most convenient for you.

The best reward you’ll get, however, is experiencing the joy and satisfaction of giving something that will help save lives.

You can donate not just a car but also almost any other type of vehicle. Regardless of your vehicle’s physical state or working condition, we’ll gladly take it off your hands for free.

For more information on our vehicle donation program, check out our FAQs page. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 866-540-5069 or contact us here.


Turn Your Beater into a Weapon Against Breast Cancer Today!

We can convert your rundown car into a powerful weapon against breast cancer. Donate it to Breast Cancer Car Donations by calling 866-540-5069 or filling out our secure online donation form now!