563-562-3880
125 E Bridge St
Spillville, IA 52168
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Howard's Tire and Repair provides Glow Plug Replacement services to Spillville, IA, Decorah, IA, Calmar, IA, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind Glow Plug Replacement Services at Howard's Tire and Repair

Glow plugs are pencil-shaped objects that help diesel engines start. In essence, they serve as the diesel equivalent to spark plugs found in gasoline engines. Unlike spark plugs, glow plugs use heat to get the engine going. In cold weather, glow plugs play an especially important role. This is because diesel engines often experience ignition troubles when temperatures are low. Diesel engines require the air to reach a certain temperature for fuel ignition to occur, but they tend to absorb heat when they are cold. Glow plugs help solve this problem by providing enough heat for the fuel to ignite. However, glow plugs usually require a small amount of time to warm up before they can perform. While they gather heat, glow plugs let off a small light or glow. As a result, this process is often referred to as “glowing.” After the glow plugs finish warming, drivers should be able to successfully start their diesel vehicles.

Why Should You Have Glow Plug Replacement Services Performed at Howard's Tire and Repair?

Without a functioning glow plug, a diesel engine will have trouble igniting fuel in the combustion chamber. Over time, your glow plugs will wear out and need to be replaced. Faulty glow plugs may fail to ignite the fuel in your engine, and they can lead to idling and unwelcome smoke emissions. If your glow plugs are acting up, bring your vehicle to us and our service staff will replace the bad glow plugs. Signs of bad glow plugs include hard starting, rough idling, a misfiring engine, or white smoke. When these symptoms occur, allow our service staff to inspect your glow plugs and install replacements. Our knowledgeable staff is equipped with the right tools for the job, and we are eager to help.

We proudly service the Glow Plug Replacement needs of customers in Spillville, IA, Decorah, IA, Calmar, IA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Calmar IA | Decorah IA | Spillville IA | and surrounding areas

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Howard's Tire and Repair in Spillville, IA

What began as a full-service gas station evolved into a well-respected auto repair and tire shop. Howard's Tire and Repair serves motorists in Spillville, IA, Decorah, IA, Calmar, IA, and surrounding areas with the highest quality auto repairs. Our expert technicians perform a variety of repairs on both foreign and domestic vehicles and will always discuss repair options with our customers. We also offer a wide range of passenger, light truck and ag tires, as well as farm tire repair, both on and off the farm. Our tires are from the best brands around, ensuring that quality is never compromised. Call us now if you need a wheel alignment, or other auto repairs, or to purchase tires. We’ll get you what you need and have you back on the road before you know it.

Contact Us

Phone: (563) 562-3880
Fax: (563) 562-3060
Address: 125 E Bridge St.
Spillville, IA 52168