About PartsDiscounters.ComAt PartsDiscounters.com, we know that Hyundai customers keep their expectations high with respect to parts availability and customer service. There is no challenge in meeting customer needs. When you are ready for new spark plugs, give us a call and let us share our knowledge and experience. We have a huge selection of OEM parts, 100%, and we invite you to contact us at any time should you have any problems finding a part. We are located in Stockton, California.
How Spark Plugs WorkEngine become more complex each year. Some feel that one day the only thing left for a backyard mechanic to do will be to change spark plugs. While that is not likely the case, changing spark plugs does not require an ASE certification. Spark plugs are accessible in the engine and easy to change. They perform the very function their name implies. They screw into the engine’s cylinder head and deliver a spark that ignites a fuel/air mixture. A piston oscillates back and forth and compresses the fuel/air mixture. The spark plug ignites the mixture and the piston is forced down. This continual event is what powers the vehicle. It may sound simple enough, but it takes a chain of events working in perfect unison to power cars into motion.
The Anatomy of a Spark PlugA spark plug is a sophisticated piece of work. Spark plugs are made up of the following parts; insulator, terminal, ring, packing washer, center shaft, housing, glass seal, gasket, electrode with copper, ring packing washer, U-groove ground electrode, and tapered cut ground electrode. Obviously, spark plugs will vary, but these are the essential elements. Your Sonata should receive regular tune-ups, which should also include changing worn or faulty spark plugs. There are a number of things that can cause a spark plug to fail that include vibration and heat. There are signs as well that indicate it is time to change your plugs:
-Slow Acceleration - When you step on the pedal, the car feels sluggish.
-Increased Fuel Burn – You know something is wrong when you keep having to gas up.
-Rough Engine Idle– Perhaps you stop at a light and it sounds like there is an old diesel engine under the hood.
-Engine Miss – When this happens, it feels like your car has skipped a heartbeat.
-Engine Surge – This is the opposite of an engine miss. You step on the pedal and there is very little acceleration. Then, the vehicle suddenly takes off.If you do not have the time to change your own spark plugs, a qualified mechanic will be happy to do it for you. By first buying the part online, you have access to certain discounts you may not have if buying your plugs directly from the mechanic’s shop. We will make sure that you purchase the correct parts for your Sonata. For many people, their Sonata is their lifeline. They utilize it for work and play. As such it makes perfect sense to buy the parts and accessories that will keep it running like new for years to come. Great performing cars can be an inspiration to head out on the open road to find the next adventure.