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7835 Ivory Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63111
(314) 638-2710
1150 St. Louis Rd.
Collinsville, IL 62234
(618) 345-0611
25 Commercial St.
Millstadt, IL 62260
(618) 476-7490

Mike's Automotive provides Glow Plug Replacement services to Collinsville, IL, St. Louis, MO, Millstadt, IL, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind Glow Plug Replacement Services at Mike's Automotive

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 Mike's Automotive?

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 Collinsville, IL, St. Louis, MO, Millstadt, IL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Collinsville IL | Millstadt IL | St. Louis MO | and surrounding areas

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Mike's Automotive

For the best in auto repairs & tires in and around the St. Louis, MO area, call Mike's Automotive. Since 1976, drivers like you have relied on the experts at our shop to take care of all your car repair and tire needs. We specialize in engine rebuilding and automotive machine shop services, but we can assist with general auto repairs, too. Our skilled technicians use quality parts from AC Delco and we're a t3-certified tire shop, to boot. Choose tires for your car, truck, or SUV from the industry's best brands. No matter what your vehicle needs, if you live in the Saint Louis, MO area,  bring it to us and experience us continuing the tradition of excellence.

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