(571) 521-0400
101-G Executive Dr. | Sterling, VA 20166
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RJ's Auto Service provides Glow Plug Replacement services to Sterling, VA, Ashburn, VA, Leesburg, VA, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind Glow Plug Replacement Services at RJ's Auto Service

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 RJ's Auto Service?

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 Sterling, VA, Ashburn, VA, Leesburg, VA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Ashburn VA | Leesburg VA | Sterling VA | and surrounding areas

RJ's Auto Service in Sterling, VA

Does your vehicle need its 30k, 60k, or 90k maintenance? If the answer is yes, call the experts at RJ’s Auto Service. Since 1997, our ASE-certified technicians have been performing the highest-quality auto repairs for customers in Sterling, VA, Ashburn,VA, Leesburg, VA, as well as surrounding areas of Dulles VA, Oak Grove VA, Herndon VA, Potomac Falls VA, and Reston VA in Loudoun County and Fairfax County. We give you a free tire rotation with every oil change, provide you with the TECH-NET 24 month/24,000 mile warranty on most auto repair services, and perform a variety of tire repairs. We even have a large selection of tires for sale from the names you trust. When it’s time for your next auto maintenance, new set of tires, or a needed auto repair, trust the top repair shop in the NoVa area. Schedule your appointment with us today!

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Phone: (571) 521-0400
Fax: (571) 203-0070
Address: 101-G Executive Dr
Sterling, VA 20166
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